Bethany First Village Barossa Valley Chardonnay 2022
NEW VINTAGE RELEASE PREVIOUS VINTAGE 96 POINT RATED WINESTATE MAGAZINE OAKED BAROSSA & EDEN VALLEY CHARDONNAY
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- PREVIOUS VINTAGE 96 POINT RATED WINESTATE MAGAZINE
- BAROSSA VALLEY & EDEN VALLEY CHARDONNAY
- FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SIXTH GENERATION WINEMAKERS
- 5 RED STAR RATED JAMES HALLIDAY WINERY
- OAKED TEXTURAL STYLE OF CHARDONNAY
With fruit from the high Eden Valley and Barossa Valley this Chardonnay displays bright citrus and apple fruit profiles with a clean and juicy plate of orchard fruits, subtle spicy oak and textural length.A tight but softly fluid palate with crisp orchard fruits balanced with just ripe stone fruit. Light hints of spicy oak and warm citrus provide cut and structure to the fruit and add complexity to the palate.
The 2022 vintage overall was a very balanced and excellent vintage. Adequate rainfall in 2021 was followed a heavy hailstorm which did create some damage in the Shiraz vineyards. However, the main summer ripening season was blessed by moderate temperatures with no very hot (>35C) days and cool nights. This lead to a long and gentle ripening period allowing all fruit to achieve full flavour maturity along with sugar ripeness. The outcome was a long harvest period without any undue pressure from the weather and both white and red grapes showing great flavour intensity, excellent retention of acid and in the case of the red grapes, exceptional colour density.
Night picked, destemmed and pressed to stainless steel with 10% new French oak for cool fermentation of 10-14 days. Lees stirring for approx. 2 months post ferment before being allowed to settle naturally and continue to gain weight and freshness through contact with the lees. Stabilised in September 2022 before being filtered and bottled in October 2022.
Barossa & Eden Valley, South Australia
|Cellaring:||Drink now or cellar for 3-4 years|
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