The Peer Chardonnay 2015
- Vintage: 2015
- Winemaker: Sam Watkins
- Tasting Notes: Medium bodied, Young and Fresh
- 13.8% alcohol/volume approximately 8.3 standard drinks
Winemaker: Sam Watkins & the Boar’s Rock Winemakers
Winemaking Notes- December, 2016
2015 had early heat which eased off later in the ripening season with a good harvest window providing strong flavours and crisp acidity.
99% Langhorne Creek
1% Currency Creek
Clear, bright lemon in colour with a hint of honeying around the rim.
Primary fruit driven flavours of peach and citrus notes links into some complex secondary characters fo buttery, toasted cashews. A slight tertiary flavour of honey will continue to grow.
A strong line of acid carries this wine but the mid-palate built up through complexing lees stirring, seasoned oak and a hint of secondary ferment will come to the fore over time.
drinking well now but over the next 7 years the palate will focus on the complexity more along with rich flavours of honey and nuts becoming prominent.
Bottled December 2016 under screw cap.
Rich and creamy white meat dishes will accompany this best but could also handle light red meats.
This fruit is from Langhorne Creek, a temperate, medisterranean region which allows an even ripening period. This produces full fruit flavours without allowing the wine to become over-ripe and jammy.