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Jaluka Henty Chardonnay 2018

Jaluka Henty Chardonnay 2018

RRP (750 mL)
$27.00
750 mL
$27.00
6 x 750 mL
$162.00

Overview

Overview

Deriving its name from Victoria’s picturesque Jaluka Forest, Jaluka Chardonnay is a bright, modern expression of Chardonnay from the Henty region in South-West Victoria.

Jaluka Chardonnay harnesses the unique characteristics and cool maritime climate of Henty, and incorporates some parcels of fruit from Seppelt’s prized Drumborg Vineyard established in 1964 – one of the Southernmost Vineyards of mainland Australia. The 2018 Jaluka features lively citrus and stone fruit characters with a creamy texture balanced by well-integrated French oak to produce a complex, refined Chardonnay.

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2018
Country Australia
Region Henty
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 12.5%
Peak Drinking Now - 2025
Winemaker Adam Carnaby

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

Gold Medal Royal Melbourne Wine Show

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Chicken
Fish
Seafood
Pork
Cheese
Pasta
Veg

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

The nose shows aromas of white peach, citrus blossom and nutty barrel ferment characters.

Flavours and Palate

On the palate, white peach flavours combine with citrus notes and subtle spicy oak characters. The chalky acidity is balanced by creamy lees texture to produce a complex, refined Chardonnay.

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Henty, Victoria

Henty is one of the coolest wine regions of Australia but is protected by a maritime influence. Famed for being the home of cool climate viticulture and the iconic Drumborg vineyard, Henty is renowned for its Rieslings, Chardonnays and Sparklings.

A cool winter with good early rainfall was followed by warm, dry spring conditions, resulting in excellent fruit set. Summer temperatures were average to warm, with persistent fine conditions and little rain, resulting in above-average yields and exceptional quality.

100% barrel fermented with solids included and only a small amount of MLF. Lees stirred once a month and matured for nine months in a combination of French oak barriques (225L), Puncheons (500L) and Vats (3000L) – 25% new oak overall.

Adam Carnaby - Seppelt Winemaker

As a Hospitality Manager at Melbourne’s Hilton Hotel, Adam’s affinity for the wine industry became so apparent that he enrolled in a Bachelor of Wine Science degree at Charles Sturt University, graduating in 2003. In 2001 he was appointed Assistant Winemaker at Yering Station in the Yarra Valley where he remained for five years, gaining vintage experience in Burgundy in-between. Then in 2007 he moved to Margaret River to be a Winemaker at Xanadu Wines for a further five years. These days Adam proudly dons two winemaking hats, creating outstanding cool climate wines from across Victoria: in 2011 he commenced as Seppelt Winemaker and in 2016 added the responsibilities of being Winemaker for T’Gallant. He relishes the challenge of being in charge of two great Australian wine producers – Seppelt with its 165 year history and focus on cool climate sparkling, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Riesling from the Grampians, Heathcote and Henty regions; and the more eccentric T’Gallant, pioneers of Pinot Grigio and Gris in Australia based in the Mornington Peninsula.