Cranswick Lakefield Chardonnay
Founded by Graham Cranswick Smith, the wines take their cue from his family name, thought to derive from the Crane's Wyke (the village of cranes) in Yorkshire as recorded in the medieval Domesday Book. The Cranswick wines are expertly crafted to reflect the very best of Australia's winemaking heritage. Offering a three tier range of classic wines designed to be superb examples of Australian varietals from carefully selected vineyards in New South Wales and South Australia, the Sarus range being sourced from the Barossa.
Region: South Eastern Australia / Australia
Taste: Fresh tropical and stone fruit notes on the nose. Melon and gooseberry freshness with zesty acid to finish off the palate.
Viticulture: Grapes are harvested from a young vineyard of 10 years old, situated on sandy loam soils. The vineyard is drip irrigated and trained to a double cordon single foliage wire. Fruit was harvested between 12 and 12.5 Be
Vinification: The Chardonnay grapes are harvested at night during the coolest period of the day. The grapes are lightly crushed insuring the free run juice extraction contains minimal phenolics. The juice is fermented on French and American oak staves to give complexity to the varietal fruit flavours. Wine is allowed to remain on oak and ferment lees for two months. To help give some extra fullness and mouth feel to the palate.
Analysis: 13.0 % Alcohol - 4.0 g/l Sugar, 7.0 g/l Acidity
Recommendation: Delicious served with creamy pasta dishes or cold salmon