Papa Nico Chardonnay (12pk)
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Grape Variety: 95% Chardonnay, 5% Semillon
Region: 85% Lower Murray, 15% Limestone Coast
Pack Size: 12 Bottle Pack
Summary: The Papa Nico wines are honest and full flavoured, created for the table at big family occasions. Relaxed and easy to appreciate, wines that are part of the conversation, not dominating it.
Vineyards: Sourced from established South Australian vineyards with a blend of inland and premium regional fruit, the wines are rich and full bodied wines with excellent depth of flavour.
Winemaking: Machine harvested from midnight to early morning to maximise retention of natural acidity. Fermentation in stainless steel is followed by maturation primarily in tank on lees for four months without malo-lactic fermentation. A portion was matured in two year old French oak with malo-lactic fermentation for additional depth and complexity.
2019 Vintage: 2019 will be remembered for the one that failed to produce much fruit.
There was a deficit in rain during the summer which made it difficult for growers to make up the shortfall instead having to rely on irrigation. Although yields were down vines produced fruit with more intensity.
Tasting Note: Pale green with light hues.The nose is a fruit-driven Chardonnay exhibiting white peach, citrus and cut apple aromas with just a hint of spicy oak. The palate displays a depth of stone fruit, pear and melon flavours wrapped in crisp mineral acidity before a long, complex finish that lends itself to roast chicken.