WD Wines Pty. Ltd. / Chardonnay


2016 / Chardonnay / Coonawarra
WINE SERIES:Coonawarra Series

Fruit for the 2016 Coonawarra Series is predominately from the Williams Vineyard located approximately 5 minutes, by tractor, north of Parker Coonawarra Estate’s Abbey vineyard, with the balance sourced from a single vineyard on V&A Lane.

After a favourable growing season, fruit for this Chardonnay was harvested in mid-March before being fermented in new French oak barriques. 65% of these barrels went through malolactic fermentation before the alcohol ferment to tighten the structure of the wine and add complexity.

The V&A fruit was fermented separately in stainless steel to enhance the varietal characters of the finished wine, before the components were blended ahead of bottling in December 2015.