Staindl Wines 2011 Chardonnay

The chardonnay grapes for this wine have been picked and sorted by hand from our vineyard at Red Hill. Our wines are organically grown using biodynamic practices. Our whole philosophy it to allow our site to express itself through our wine.

2011 a very difficult season requiring eternal vigilance in the vineyard. Low yielding due to cool moist flowering, slow ripening developed good flavours.

Tasting notes

Aromas of white flowers/stone fruit with pleasing citrus notes. Juicy freshness on entry with pleasing mid palate richness. Seamless oak balance to give structure.

Cuisine

White meats, fish and sea food, cheese platter.

Review from winemaker Paul Staindl

Vineyard Region: Red Hill South Mornington Peninsula
Vintage conditions: Cool, wet, difficult
Technical Analysis
Harvest Date: March 2011
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual Sugar: >5gm
Bottling: September 2011
Peak Drinking: Now – 2017
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Maturation: Barrel fermented and raised in new French Oak for 15 Months
Colour: Straw
Nose: White stone fruits/citrus
Palate: Pleasing entry, rich mid palate