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Silex Chardonnay 2018 (12 x 750mL) Mount Gambier GI

Description:

MATURATION

Oak maturation, malolactic fermentation and stirring on lees.

WINEMAKERS NOTES

The Silex vineyard is located at Kongorong, some 80 kilometres South of Coonawarra in the Mount Gambier geographical region. The district has been famous for quite some time for its cheddar cheese. It also has a small and very specialized grapegrowing community. Its proximity to the Southern Ocean and the cold afternoon/evening sea breezes that blow most days during the growing season make it one of the coolest places in Australia to grow grapes. This coolness results in a slow extended ripening period delivering high natural acidity and delicate fruit characters.

Silex is a term used in Europe to describe flint or chert rock. The weathered limestone at this site has an extremely hard flint-like cap and only a shallow layer of red clay/loam soil for the vine roots to exploit. This and the weather make viticulture a real challenge.

The use of oak and malolactic bacteria have given the wine complexity and richness. Oak adds extra aromas/flavours and malo also adds texture to the palate.

Time in the bottle will see the current tight structure loosen and become even more flavoursome. Toasty bottle age will add complexity if you can resist the temptation for 3 to 5 years in the cellar.

Catalogue of items for this sale
Description Delivery / Location Closes Price

Silex Chardonnay 2018 (12 x 750mL) Mount Gambier GI

Lot No: 0058-2489872 Quantity: 1
Nationwide Delivery

25/10/2020 1.50 PM AEDT

RRP$25

$12.42
per Bottle

$149 per package

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MATURATION

Oak maturation, malolactic fermentation and stirring on lees.

WINEMAKERS NOTES

The Silex vineyard is located at Kongorong, some 80 kilometres South of Coonawarra in the Mount Gambier geographical region. The district has been famous for quite some time for its cheddar cheese. It also has a small and very specialized grapegrowing community. Its proximity to the Southern Ocean and the cold afternoon/evening sea breezes that blow most days during the growing season make it one of the coolest places in Australia to grow grapes. This coolness results in a slow extended ripening period delivering high natural acidity and delicate fruit characters.

Silex is a term used in Europe to describe flint or chert rock. The weathered limestone at this site has an extremely hard flint-like cap and only a shallow layer of red clay/loam soil for the vine roots to exploit. This and the weather make viticulture a real challenge.

The use of oak and malolactic bacteria have given the wine complexity and richness. Oak adds extra aromas/flavours and malo also adds texture to the palate.

Time in the bottle will see the current tight structure loosen and become even more flavoursome. Toasty bottle age will add complexity if you can resist the temptation for 3 to 5 years in the cellar.

Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

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COLOUR

Mid straw with green tinges

NOSE

White peach and nectarine fruit, roasted nuts and charry oak, and creamy yeast

PALATE

Grapefruit and white stone fruit complimented with roasted nut flavours. A hint of buttery/creamy character from the malo. The structure is lean and Chablis like.

Medals & Trophies

Bronze

2018 Limestone Coast Wine Show

Other Information

  • 2018 vintage
  • 12 x 750mL units
  • SA - Other South Australian, South Australia
  • Screwcap closure
  • 12.5% alc.
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