Munda Walgalu Country Chardonnay 2022 (Tumbarumba, NSW)
A wet winter & spring, followed by late season frosts and hail result- ing in a low yield of very high quality.
March 18th 2022 from two Walgalu vineyards at approximately 740m above sea level, true Alpine Country with the absolute of extremes, vine age between 20-30 years of weathered basalt with pockets of granite. Walgalu for altitude vs elsewhere for latitude.
Clone 95 crushed and a gentle air bag press with 100% fermentation in seasoned French Oak barriques, with 100% malolactic fermentation.
100% maturation in seasoned French Oak for 8 months. Bottled mid March 2023.
Aromas of light white stone fruit and white flowers, citrus, beeswax, toasted muesli and nuts, with background exotic spices.
The palate is textural and full flavoured with restrained yet complexing oak use. The wine is balanced and has a fine acidity that is balanced and gives a focused line to the palate.
7-10 years in the right cellaring conditions.