2016 Maria Reserve Chardonnay – Limited Edition

Hunter Valley Tumbarumba, NSW

Introducing a Limited Edition

The ‘Diamond Edition’ Alessandro Reserve wines are complemented by the release of a  beautiful and patiently cellared ‘Limited Edition’ Maria Reserve Chardonnay, a homage to Alessandro’s wife and much loved mother and Nonna – Maria.
Maria Reserve honours its name sake to a woman with a love of life. At 89 years, she continues to cook with passion, nurture and care for her family.

$40.00 Club Equus Price: $30.00

Winemaker's Notes

A selection of Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Chardonnay melds with cool climate Single Vineyard Tumbarumba fruit producing a delicate and textural Chardonnay of exceptional quality. TASTING NOTES This cellar released wine now displays beautiful secondary nutty characters with complex battonage notes. A rich and full palate, this wine is aging gracefully. .WINEMAKER COMMENTS: The Tinkler’s Poppy’s Block in the Hunter Valley sits on deep, sandy loam soil, giving the wine good structure and length. Hand harvested, whole-bunches were pressed and transferred direct to barrel as unclarified juice. The wine stayed in oak with gentle battonage until October before it was blended and coarse filtered into bottle. While the cool climate Glenburnie Vineyard in Tumbarumba was harvested in the cool of the night and gently pressed before making its way to the Hunter Valley. Clone I10V1 is known to produce small bunches with good yields and high wine quality. The combination of the climate, the basalt soils, the pure mountain air and water contribute a lean mineral acidity and a seamless finish. The result of blending these regions together is a wine of elegance, generous flavour and delicate finesse. Approachable quite early, it will integrate and become deeper with time.

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