2017 Mount Riley Chardonnay
The fruit from which this wine was made came from different vineyard parcels from Mount Rileys
Seventeen Valley, Dillon and Anderson Vineyards. Clones 95 and 2/23 are planted in these vineyards
with the 95 clone offering a riper stone fruit influence and the 2/23 providing citrus driven
characters. The balance of ripeness and fine acid gives the wine focus and length.
The grapes were handpicked and whole bunch pressed to gently extract juice. The juice was then
fermented on full solids in French oak barriques, 30% of which were new, using indigenous yeast
naturally found in Mount Rileys winery and vineyard. Lees stirring was carried out post
fermentation to build weight, texture and complexity.