Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria, Australia
All of the fruit is sourced from Fowles estate vineyards in the super cool-climate Strathbogie Ranges of Central Victoria at an elevation of over 1600 feet. The Fowles family is very committed to ethical and sustainable viticultural practices, as well as hunting and living off the 800 acre expanse they occupy in this remote region, Matt Fowles launched the Farm to Table range of wines to help promote this deep connection to the land. The Chardonnay was harvested during the cool of the evening to ensure fruit temperature is low to preserve primary fruit flavors.
Vintage Comments: 2016 was an early season, producing fruit-forward, full-bodied Chardonnays. To build complexity of favor in the wine, we handled the grapes from different sections of the vineyard with different winemaking techniques, such as extended lees contact.
The wine is fermented in high tech, stainless steel, sweep-arm fermenters at around 57°F to further maximize the fruit flavors and color. The wine then aged six months in French oak barrels.
PH 3.45 T/A 7 g/L Alc 13.6%