The Lane Vineyard Block 1A Chardonnay 2018
Price: To be updated
Brand: The Lane Vineyard
Product Series: Block Series
Liquor Style: White wine
Current Vintage: 2018
Alcohol Volume: 13%
Vineyard Region: Adelaide Hills
The Lane Vineyard Block Series show true varietal character and the influence of the terroir of The Lane Vineyard. Block numbers indicate the patch within the vineyard where the fruit is grown, as do the "Google Earth" coordinates on each label. Minimum intervention winemaking allows the vineyard to do the talking. The Block Series are stylish, fresh, fruit driven wines with a true sense of place.
Cool temperatures and below average rainfall throughout spring resulted in even flowering and a healthy fruit set, with some varieties requiring crop thinning. A warm to mild summer with few heat spikes provided ideal ripening conditions and minimal disease pressure. A warm period in April helped late varieties ripen fully, and ensured an outstanding vintage.
Brilliant pale straw, polished and intense green hues
Lifted, ripe peach, orange blossom and nougat.
Crisp, white nectarine, honeydew melon, tangerine flinty, textural and subtle French oak.
TOTAL ACIDITY: 7.07 grams/litre
ALTITUDE: 450m above sea level
CLONE: Six different clones
ASPECT: South facing
SOIL: Ancient soils, mostly gravel with limestone / calcium silicates and ferrous pebbles spread throughout