Il Liris Chardonnay 2020

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Il Liris Chardonnay 2020

RRP: $70.00

Region: Denmark

Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Alcohol: 13%


The Il Liris 2020 is our flagship Chardonnay, made to be a true reflection of its Denmark provenance and the terroir from which it comes. A cool-climate Great Southern style, it is a bright pale gold in the glass, with restrained aromas of fresh apricot, peppery honeysuckle blossom, buttered toast and hints of nutty marzipan. An almost even blend of approx. 50% Gingin clone Chardonnay and 50% 95 and 96 clones, the palate is a complex yet elegant combination of green apple, pithy lemon zest and more buttered toast and round marzipan notes. With well-handled oak, mouth-watering acid and a long lingering finish, this wine will age beautifully in the cellar for many years.Medium gold in colour with yellow highlights

More subtle on the nose than expected. Lime blossom.
Smooth notes of fresh apricot and marzipan and smoked butter, fresh toast aromas, flinty aromas. Peppery.
Nice acid line, complex palate of green apple, lemon zest, rounded marzipan notes backed up by buttered toast. continues on back palate. Buttered toast, lingering finish. Salty, nutty notes.

Tasting notes (PDF download)
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2020 started with a warm dry spring, followed by an aboverage warm and dry summer. Yields were low allowing fruit to mature earlier and faster than is normal. Wines from 2020 show softer textured and fleshy palates with ripe expressive aromas.

Hand picked, chilled in the coolroom, whole bunch pressed straight to barrel without settling. Wild yeast fermented and partial spontaneous malo-lactic fermentation allowed to occur. 9 months in French oak barriques then blended on lees in stainless for a further 6 months prior to bottling.

Alcohol: 13%

pH: 3.38

T/A: 6.3g/L

Residual Sugar: <1g/L

Cellar Potential: 5 – 8 years

Growing Region: 100% Denmark

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