Gilbert, Chardonnay 2016, Orange, Australia
Tasting Note: An indigenous-yeast fermented chardonnay with complexity and depth running through the length of the taste.
Medium-intensity lemon in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of green apple, biscuit, green pear and lemon-citrus zest.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-intensity chardonnay has medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and completing with a medium-plus finish.
A good value for the quality and price point.
Bottle Note: Citrus blossom, pear, mineral, flint, lean. Vineyard: Borrodell Vineyard, Lake Canobolas Road. Clone: I10V5. Terroir: Easterly aspect. Red basalt soils. Altitude: 930 meters. Harvest: Handpicked on 3rd of March 2016. Winemaking: Indigenous yeast. Fermentation and maturation in a concrete egg and 2-3-year-old French oak. Analysis: pH: 3.12. TA: 6.2 g/L. Bottles: 1,200. Winemaker: Will Gilbert. Handcrafted by Simon Gilbert and his son Will. Six generations long. L.C.R.
Price: $30 AUD
Tasted: The Cellar by Gilbert, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
Tasting Date: October 13, 2019