Carrick EBM Chardonnay 2015

The additional six months in neutral oak on light sediments increases the depth of the mouth feel found in the mid palate. This added texture, coupled with the fruit and restrained acidity, ultimately leads to a long seamless finish. A very well balanced wine - a great accompaniment to fresh food with clean ingredients.

After a whole-bunch press, the juice goes to barrel with a high amount of “solids” content. All lots are fermented by indigenous yeast. Malo-lactic fermentation occurs naturally during the following spring. The ‘EBM’ (extended barrel maturation) programme at Carrick is a small selection of barrels (12% new) which is blended after 12 months and returned to older “neutral flavour” barrels for an extended period of 6 months. The wine is then carefully racked and bottled without fining or filtration.

"Mendoza and clone 6 chardonnay from a premium vineyard site with extended barrel maturation (EBM) of 18 months. The wine is richer, weightier, oakier and more complex than the regular label with bran biscuit, brioche and toasty characters adding complexity to stone fruit and citrus fruit flavours. Quite a mouthful. Drink 2017 to 2022."
Bob Campbell MW, April 2017 5 Stars & 95 Points 

  • Residual Sugar: nil
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Harvest Dates: 06 April 2015  
  • Vineyard & Winery Certified Organic

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