1314 Chardonnay 2022
The 1314 range of wines are made from all estate grown fruit in a vibrant, nouveau style for early enjoyment and refreshing drinking.
Minimum Order 6 Units (straight or mixed)
- Tasting Notes & Reviews
1314 Chardonnay is made from a blend of fruit grown on our established vineyards; the oldest vines planted in 1976, through to the most recent 2016 planting. This wine is a barrel selection based on an earlier bottling regime and a younger drinking window.
Wild yeast fermentation in French oak hogsheads of which approximately 20% is new, followed by partial malolactic fermentation.The wine was left on lees unstirred for 8 months prior to blending and bottling.
The 2022 growing season started out with substantial winter and spring rains as a result of La Nina but dried out around Christmas and into the new year. A warm Jan and Feb led to a very consistent and well paced ripening period, and the Chardonnay fruit was picked in very good condition over a two week period.
We had another good year of rain across winter: the soils warmed up slowly which led to normal timing for budburst. The La Niña rains
continued through the first half of the growing season (630mm July to June) but eased after Christmas, although storms and hail were often in the forecast and nearby. Temperatures increased significantly in the second half of the season to a total of 1430 Growing Degree Days.
We started picking Chardonnay early March, and with only a couple of exceptions (Sauv Blanc and Riesling) the yields for every block were
near long term average. The fruit was in very good condition, picking weather was mostly very helpful and all the ferments went smoothly. Malic acid levels are average but most lots will go through malolactic fermentation in the
At this stage the wines show promise: a nice balance of stone fruits and citrus in the Chardonnay, structure and transparency to season and site in the Pinot Noir and Shiraz.
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