Shaw and Smith M3 Chardonnay 2014


MJ 100 BEST 2016/WMA TOP 100 2016


The M3 Vineyard at Woodside is named after the vineyard owners, Michael and Martin along with Michael`s brother Matthew. It was planted in 1995. Soils here are sandy loam over red/yellow clay with underlying shale. The vines are planted at a high density of 2,780 vines per hectare and are hand pruned with vertical shoot positioned canopies. The vineyard is a multi-clonal blend of I10V1, Bernard 95 and Bernard 76 from Burgundy. Low yields, no more than 2.5 kilos per vine, are achieved by aggressive pruning and pre-harvest bunch thinning.

Hand picked grapes were chilled overnight and then whole bunch pressed. The must was barrel fermented with over 50% wild yeasts in one third new, one third one year old and one third two year old French barriques (approx 228 litres) for nine months, during which time the lees were regularly stirred and partial malolactic fermentation allowed to take place

12.5% abv
Shaw and Smith M3 Chardonnay 2014
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