Two Tonne Tasmania 'Dog & Wolf' Chardonnay 2019
Three Wishes was picked nice and early, looking for freshness and acid profile. Destemmed and crushed to get as much flavour as possible, and good solids level, the juice was racked off gross lees and fermented in 500L puncheons, all seasoned French oak. The wine was allowed to go partially through MLF, and was left on full lees until blending.
Waverly is the cooler site, and picked a little riper in terms of fruit flavour profile. This was whole bunch pressed, racked with light solids and fermented in barriques, including some new. A barrel selection of this parcel was undertaken and blended with the Three Wishes parcel. Waverly makes up 20% of the final blend, which was left on light lees in tank for a period before light filtration and bottling in house.
95 Points, Huon Hooke
Winemaker: Rick Evans