Tumblong Hills 'Magginity' Chardonnay 2016 (Tumbarumba, New South Wales) "...nectarine, fig, cashew..."
Grown in the Maragle Valley deep in the NSW Snowy Mountains, south-east of the township of Tumbarumba. The Maragle Valley is a sheltered valley environment, with suitably warm-ripening days and cold nights. Grapes are handpicked, whole-bunch pressed and with minimal settling, fermented in both medium-toast French oak barriques and stainless-steel fermenters. Matured for 6-months in oak with bi-weekly stirring of yeast lees sediments to improve texture. As fruit freshness is desired, malolactic fermentation is not encouraged.
"Fine straw with green freshness. Nectarine, fig, cashew and spice. Sensational balance with ripe melon, stonefruit and citrus chiming in over creamy/leesy texture. Deluxe oak gives an extra layer of harmony on to the long finish"