- Flavoursome Margaret River Chardonnay
- From the renowned Tate family
- Fresh and creamy with tropical fruit
Franklin Tate Alexanders Vineyard Chardonnay (6-pack) 2015 x6
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One third of this wine was fermented in fine French Oak Barriques.
Pale straw in colour.
The nose displays lifted tropical fruits, apricot and citrus with toasty oak and a hint of spice.
Flavoursome and fresh, tropical fruit characters melon and peach, balanced with a creamy texture and persistent length.
The juice was traditionally cold settled for clarification pre - fermentation, a small portion of solids lees were reintroduced to each tank to achieve the ideal level of clarity. A small portion of solids not only helps fermentation but can aid in creating texture and mouth-feel. Specific yeast was used to enhance fruit characters and ensure the final product captured our vineyard flavours. Selected batches were transferred to French oak barriques for barrel fermentation and subsequent maturation for up six months. Post fermentation the wine was stirred weekly for up to two months, this helps breakdown the yeast lees and impart flavour in the wine. After a period of time the wine was blended in vessel where it received a light fining before being prepared for bottle.