Delamere Vineyards

2011 Delamere Chardonnay

2011 Delamere Chardonnay


Every aspect of making this wine seeks to allow our unique vineyard characteristics

to shine through, developing a complexity and texture that truly cool climate

chardonnay fruit can carry so well. Carefully hand harvested from Delamere's oldest

vines in the cool of the morning, the fruit is pressed directly into Burgundian

coopered French oak and allowed to undergo natural wild fermentation. Partial

malolactic fermentation and months of lees stirring are an integral part of crafting

this wine.


The 2011 is every bit as good as previous vintages and with bottle development will

become an outstanding chardonnay. The wine is taut and elegant now but already

shows signs of the texture and complexity that will develop over the coming months.

Showing citrus blossom and notes of hazelnut on the nose. An elegant, creamy palate

with fresh quince and white nectarine characters, along with a lemony acidity giving

great length. This is a unique wine that matches well to a variety of dishes and will

reward careful cellaring for up to 7 years.



Close-planted vines at 7000/ha on own roots, low trellis, non-irrigated, cane pruned

vertical shoot position. The chardonnay is Penfolds 58 and I10V1 clones. Cropping

levels in 2011 were 6 tonnes/ha.


Vintage Conditions

The 2011 season was notoriously challenging in Tasmania, with high rainfall and

warm weather leading to high risk of disease. However, where fastidious vineyard

management was applied wonderful wines have resulted due to low crop levels.

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