Sunday, 17 July 2016

Ridgemill Estate WYP Chardonnay 2015

No pressure here but this Ridgemill Estate flagship wine is the follow up to the Australian Small Winemaker's Show Trophy winning 2014.

A leaner style compared to the previous vintage, the main difference is that this 2015 was made with old oak. Half of the fruit was barrel fermented (50% one year old and 50% two year old French oak) whilst the other half went to stainless steel. Weekly battonage also took place.

White peaches and white nectarines, soft and satisfying delivery without the bells and whistles seen previously. A gentle squeeze of lemon adds another layer as does some grapefruit like acidity. The roast chook test was passed with flying colours.

Drink now to ten years.

92/100 - Very good.

Region: Granite Belt
RRP: $35
Source: Sample

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