Green-golden in colour with a nose of ripe stone fruit, rockmelon and subtle cream notes. There is an underlying savoury note, which is mirrored on the palate alongside flavours of peach and light cream. Firm acidity aids the long, clean finish.
Awards and Accolades
92 Points - James Halliday, Wine Companion "Partly fermented in used oak, partial lees contact, and part clear juice; building layers and texture the aim here. Just-ripe stone fruit and green melon aromas with a hint of creamy lees character. Plenty of flavour, but in a moderated Tasmanian way. The winemaking has added dimension, but overall this is more about attractive, easy drinking than complexity. An oyster wine."
From the Winery
2015 was another modestly yielding year which, particularly for our chardonnays, produced good flavour intensity. Bright green/gold in colour, there’s stone fruit and rock melon and all the usual cool climate Chardonnay characteristics on the nose. But there is also a savoury note; an organic richness, that adds significant depth. The palate is loaded with peaches and cream, perhaps a touch of mushroom and great length.
Layers of flavour and texture are built up by part fermenting in old oak (15%,) partial lees contact and part pristine juice. The wine is then bottled in September to retain freshness.
The combination of freshness and creaminess lends itself perfectly to a bowl of seafood chowder or maybe that old classic, chicken with peaches.
Planted in 2000 in the Coal River Valley in Southern Tasmania, Nocton Vineyard sits on ancient layered soils of Jurassic black cracking clays over limestone. In only 40 years, this area has become firmly established as one of Australia’s prestige cool climate wine regions and Nocton, as one of the most significant vineyard sites in the valley, is proud to be a part of that tradition.
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WBW Rating: 92/100
Region: Coal River Valley, TAS
Winemaker: Julian Alcorso
Drink now until: 2020
Alc/Vol: 14 %
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