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Tasting Notes

Stratum 2010 Chardonnay


Winemakers Notes

The Stratum 2010 Chardonnay was select picked from our Sandy Creek vineyard in Marlborough and our Glasnevin Vineyard in Waipara, North Canterbury.

The fruit was machine harvested in wonderful condition in mid April. After a gentle pressing the juice was settled and racked to tank for an indigenous fermentation. On completion of fermentation the wine was left in contact with the yeast lees for a further 10 months to help build structure and texture in the mid palate. The wine was then filtered and bottled.

The Stratum 2010 Chardonnay shows melon, pear and spice aromatics with a beautifully balanced palate. This is a wine to be enjoyed on most occasions over the next 3 to 4 years.

Analysis at Harvest

23.5 Brix
8.0g/l TA
3.25 pH

Analysis at Bottling

13.5% Alcohol
1.5 g/l Residual Sugar
7.0 g/l TA
3.48 pH

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