2016 Rochford Latitude Chardonnay
RRP $22.99 per bottle
Our Price $20.99
$251.88 (12 x 750ml)
Clean, crisp citrus and stone fruit; partial barrel fermentation in old oak plus lees contact; still very direct and relatively simple, but good value. Sourced from a single Yarra Valley vineyard rather than all over Victoria. Quixotic labelling.Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
Fresh, fine and elegant, developing slowly but surely; lovely nectarine fruit and sotto voce oak. The back label exposes it comes from a single premium Yarra Valley vineyard.Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
Tasting Notes: Pale straw colour, fine and restrained aromatics, with struck match and pear. It’s about balance and length with tight clean natural acidity and pear, spice and almond meal on the palate.
Viticulture Notes: 100% Yarra Valley fruit. 2016 will be remembered as one of the warmest and earliest harvests on record. Above average yields and early ripening kept winemakers busy, highlighting the importance of time spent in the vineyard.
Harvest: Hand-picked over a week in February.
Vinification: Crushed and pressed with full solids straight to oak (20% new), natural fermentation, stirred when needed.
Elevage: Six months on lees, natural mal-lactic fermentation before being rack and blended in preparation for bottling.