Petronio 2020 Two Hills Vineyard Chardonnay
Variety: Chardonnay – Single Vineyard “Glenburn”
Vineyard: Two Hills Estate Single Vineyard located in the sub-region outside of the Yarra Valley in ‘Glenburn’. Vineyard established in 2000 , it has a Northern exposure. Higher in altitude, the vineyard is subject to light winds which come up from the valley floor and has many cool nights during the growing season, so it is one of the last to ripen its fruit.
Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Soil Composition: Sandy with clay loams.
Training System: Vertical Shoot Position (VSP)
Winemaking: Whole bunches straight into the press. Gentle pressing took place with the free run juice separated. Inoculated with a yeast culture and transferred straight to barrel where primary fermentation took place for over 15 days. Malo-lactic bacteria added to barrel.
Maturation: In 300 Litre French Oak Barrels (Blended Forrest), 33% new for a period of 10 months, followed by bottle aging of 10 months prior to release.
Tasting Notes: Nectarine and cashew nut aromas, subtle stone fruit flavours, complimented by a creamy texture, long mineral acidity and underlying toasty oak.