Larry Cherubino - Ad Hoc Hen & Chicken Chardonnay 2016Pemberton
Available 21st Jan 2018
2011 Hen & Chicken Chardonnay "Big Berries Little Berries"
The Vintage: Conditions leading up to harvest were ideal for Chardonnay with moderate temperatures, cool nights and below average rainfall.
The Winemaking: Fruit was hand picked, whole bunch pressed fermented with natural yeasts and aged in new and 2 year old French oak for 8 months with 80% malolatic fermentation.
The Wine: Aromas of melon, citrus and minerals, follow through on the palate. A creamy mouthfeel, with a generous palate structure and a clean acid backbone. Complex flavour profile, with stone fruit, melon and citrus complemented by savoury components of minerality and toasty nuttiness. A long clean finish.
Drink With: Poultry, game, blue cheese and fish dishes