The Primrose Path Organic Chardonnay (6pk)
|Categories for this Product:||
Region: South Australia
Winemaker: Con-Greig Grigoriou
Pack Size: 6 Bottle Pack
Summary: Sourced exclusively from fourth generation vignerons, the Grigoriou family who are based in the heart of the dry grown vineyards of the Monash Valley. Here the vines are stronger, healthier and simply put, produce exceptional fruit year in and year out.
Vineyards: These well-established vineyards, up to 30 years of age, are planted in some of Australia’s most fertile soils. At just under two hours from the famed Barossa, the area is rich in nutrients, has a mostly dry climate and receives most of rainfall through Autumn, which is perfect timing. The vineyards have good vigour, so vines are regulated with drip irrigation and planted widely to allow for growth also allowing the air flow to reduce disease pressure and help sustain organic practices.
Winemaking: The fruit for this wine was harvested during the night to ensure the freshness of the fruit is maintained. A short fermentation period solely in stainless steel ensures clean, crisp flavours and minimal oxygen contact. The wine spends 6 months on extended yeast lees contact with a portion of the blend also spending time in older oak for softness.
Vintage 2018: 2018 began well with solid winter rains replenishing the soil from the year prior. The vines had very good vigour throughout spring but with the drying of summer it was kept in check. A couple of light rain events in the new year and cool weather kept ripening at moderate pace before beautiful warm days and sunshine toward the end of summer finished ripening off perfectly. This should be considered a very good year for most growers.
Tasting Note: This is a richly scented wine showing grapefruit, peach and green nectarine fruit flavours supported by subtle almond nut and white florals. The palate is mouth-filling with the breadth of fruit flavour on offer. Nectarine, pear, grapefruit, ginger and nuts flow long through the palate. Such a flavoursome wine that feels so light and fresh in the mouth makes this a terrific partner with many cuisines.