Chardonnay Riverland South Australia
Oxford Landing have forged an unassailable reputation for their compelling range of stylish, exquisitely balanced wines, a true expression of the region and vineyards whence they are sourced. Access to the latest Chardonnay clonal and rootstock combinations continues to deliver outstanding quality harvests, brimming with rich varietal stone fruit, melon and grapefruit characters. An extravagant regimen of wild ferments, lees ageing and reserve wines, enrich the palate of this generosuly proportioned, forward drinking Chardonnay.
Boasting an innovative and colourful history spanning several decades, the Oxford Landing team are a group of down to earth individuals who are proud of their environmentally sustainable vineyard practices. Chardonnay is grown to a range of sandy soils at varying depths over underlying limestone. Careful irrigation control promotes well balanced vine canopies, so the fruit is never over exposed, retaining maximum intensity of flavour. Parcels of Chardonnay are vinified through the action of wild yeasts indigenous to the vineyard, followed by a course of malolactic ferments. A component of reserve wines aged in French oak contributes extra layers of complexity and texture to enhance the vibrant fruit drive. Alcohol 13.0%
Pale golden straw hues. Lifted aromatics of freshly cut white peach, citrus and honeydew, nougat, nutmeg and cinnamon spice. A wonderfully even texture on the palate, with underlying white stone fruit and fresh citrus flavours. The bright and fresh fruit characters meld seamlessly on the silky rich middle palate. A fine creamy texture from the continual lees stirring, a crisp, clean wine with persistent and tantalising mineral acidity.