A warm summer, with cool night-time temperatures, produced fine, intense Chardonnay grapes. Vintage 2017 has been a hallmark year affording excellent fruit sweetness, balanced with refreshing acidity and classic minerality.
Chardonnay was grown at our Merindoc vineyard in the southern part of the Heathcote wine region. A cooler climate and granite over ironstone soils produce Chardonnay with delicate stone-fruit characters, citrus-like acidity and mineral undertones. Barrel fermentation with seasoned French oak adds complexity to the full integrated palate.
Chardonnay was hand-harvested in March and whole-bunch pressed to minimise the extraction of excess phenolic characters.
The juice was then cold settled and racked prior to fermentation in French oak barriques. After completion of the primary fermentation, a portion underwent malolactic fermentation to further soften the wine and contribute texture.
Rested in barrel for 9 months with regular lees stirring before blending and bottling under screwcap in January 2018.
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Exchange, Returns, and Refunds Policy
Please choose carefully before you buy.
For faulty products, Merindoc Vintners offer a 14 DAY REPLACEMENT WARRANTY, from the date you receive your product. They do not offer a satisfaction guarantee on any of their products, however due to their high level of customer service, they will always endeavour to keep customers happy and satisfied.
If your product is faulty, it will be replaced with an identical product. If they cannot replace the product, they will offer you the option of choosing another product of the same value, or provide you with a refund for the total value of the faulty product.
Please note: Standard postage fees apply to all return orders. Where the return relates to a faulty item, the replacement product will be sent out to you, at no charge, within 5 working days from the date we receive the faulty product.
When returning your product, please make sure you provide the following details:
- Your full name
- Your order number
- Reason why you are returning the product
- Your instructions informing us how you would like the issue resolved.
Please include the original order confirmation or invoice you received with your product. Also, if you haven't previously provided a contact phone number, please include this with your return. This will ensure the issue is resolved quickly, should anyone need to contact you.