JO’S WINEMAKING / VITICULTURE The fruit for the Laneway Chardonnay was grown in our vineyards in the Goulburn Valley, one hour’s drive north of Melbourne. This region has long, baking, sunny days and mild evening temperatures - perfect for the growing of great Chardonnay. The grapes were harvested during the cool of the night to maintain fruit freshness. The wine was barrel fermented in various parcels, with extended lees contact to build structure yet retain good fruit balance.
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 rich and textual wine displaying lovely aromas of tropical fruits with a hint of apple and spice. The palate is mouth-filling and generous with excellent length and harmony carrying the fruit to a full clean finish. Lovely light oak balances and completes the picture. A marvellous wine match with any meal and is best served slightly chilled to allow the full texture of the wine to flourish.
JO’S FOOD RECOMMENDATIONS This wine is made with food in mind. Served in forward trending bars and cafes, this is a versatile, medium bodied wine that is perfect with modern street food, char-grilled calamari, spaghetti vongole or anything from the sea.
VINTAGE INFORMATION Region Goulburn Valley, Central Victoria Varietal 100% Chardonnay Alcohol 12.5% Best Consumed 2018 - 2024