Mount Avoca ‘Moate’s Lane’ Chardonnay is clear, bright, pale lemon. Rich, clean semi pronounced aromas of honeydew melon, quince and subtle toasty hazelnut. Clean rich medium bodied flavours of pears and ripe grapefruit intertwined with a soft french toast background with a moderate finish of a toasty soft lemon meringue.
The grapes were machine harvested, crushed, destemmed and pressed into. Fermentation took place over 12 days with selected yeast to enhance both full flavour development and some complexity. The wine was kept on lees contact for a further 2 months before being racked and stabilized (protein and tartrate), carefully blended and prepared for bottling.
Go great with Cheese and nibbles.
Cool conditions in early spring enabled a subsequent long growing season. A warm dry summer subsided into ideal cooler autumn conditions prior to harvest.