Chardonnay 2016

Julicher Estate Chardonnay 2016

‘Te Muna’ means ‘secret place’ and the Te Muna Terraces vine growing area is situated in the old Huangarua River path sheltered by the Aorangi Ranges

The soils of Te Muna Terraces are free-draining alluvial gravel, which are rich in minerals making it ideal for growing grapes. The climate is an extension of Martinborough and similar to Burgundy, being only slightly cooler due to higher altitude, but with long cool
summers and low rainfall providing the optimum long ripening conditions for grapes.

This wine is made from Chardonnay grapes hand harvested from our estate vineyard in Te Muna Road and a vineyard in Princess Street, Martinborough.

The grapes were whole-bunch pressed with short skincontact. The juice was then cold-settled in a tank andracked to 25% new and the rest to old French oak barrels for fermentation. After fermentation the wine was aged on lees for 10 months and underwent partial malolactic fermentation. Unned and sterile ltered before bottling.

COLOUR: Golden straw.
AROMA: Creamy, toasty and slightly
PALATE: Savoury and creamy texture with underlying favours of apple and grapefruit.
Rich, elegant and smooth with a long finish.

Harvest Dates: 1 April 2016
Harvest Analysis: Brix 21.9, pH 3.26, TA 7.1 g/L
Wine Analysis: Alc. 13.1%, pH 3.21, TA 6.5 g/L
Residual sugar: 0.5 g/L
Malic acid: 1.16 g/L

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