JO’S WINEMAKING / VITICULTURE This wine was crafted from 100 percent Chardonnay grapes, sourced from our vineyards in the Goulburn Valley, located within Central Victoria. Grapes were picked and crushed during the cool of night so as to retain their fresh, varietal flavours. The juice was then divided into various parcels. Each parcel of juice underwent a different treatment, such as malolactic fermentation; fermentation and aging with French oak; or spending an extended period on yeast lees. These treatments resulted in an individually flavoured parcel of wine with the unique character and personality of the final blend a result of the special handling of various winemaking techniques.
JO’S HARVEST NOTES Vintage 2017 is best described as a waiting game. The season was very long with fruit slow to ripen and although the urge just to pick it all was there, we had to bide our time until we had optimal flavours and ripeness. Once I made the decision to pick the grapes came in at an orderly pace, although increased yields due to the rain in spring made the juggling game in the winery even more challenging, with tank space at a premium. We made it through our marathon 2017 vintage and are thrilled with the exceptional quality including a number of really extraordinary parcels.
JO’S WINE DESCRIPTION A fresh, fruit driven wine displaying aromas of tropical fruits and peaches with just a hint of lightly toasted oak. The palate exhibits fresh, ripe Chardonnay flavours of melon and fig with a delicate, creamy texture and a crisp, clean finish. Very subtle oak handling complements and completes the wine.
JO’S FOOD RECOMMENDATIONS McPherson Chardonnay is a versatile wine that pairs well with a wide range of foods. Brilliant with roast chicken and grilled fish, or char grilled calamari.
VINTAGE INFORMATION Region Goulburn Valley Varietal 100% Chardonnay Acid 6.3 g/L pH 3.26 Alcohol 13% Best Consumed 2018 - 2022