Dawson James Chardonnay

£54.99
Dawson James Chardonnay

The wine has aromas of fresh citrus florals, herbs and toast on the nose. Layers of fresh nectarine and lemon pith flavours are abundant on the palate, balanced by savoury oak notes and a creamy mouthfeel.

Specifications

Country, Region
Australia, Tasmania
Grape
Chardonnay
Vintage
2018
ABV
12.5%

Additional Details

Tasting Notes

The wine has aromas of fresh citrus florals, herbs and toast on the nose. Layers of fresh nectarine and lemon pith flavours are abundant on the palate, balanced by savoury oak notes and a creamy mouthfeel. Long and intense, this wine is driven by lively and soft natural acidity.

Producer details

When Peter Dawson and Tim James met in 1976, while working at Hardy & Sons, it set in motion a lifelong friendship culminating in the founding of Dawson James; a critically acclaimed Tasmanian winery focused on cool-climate expressions of Australian Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. This duo collectively has 80 vintages worth of experience under their belt, and it is therefore unsurprising that Dawson James has fast become one of Tasmania’s leading wineries for quality and innovation.

In the vineyard

The Meadowbank Vineyard was planted in the Derwent Valley in southern Tasmania in 1989. The site lies 70 metres above sea level and the north-easterly aspect gives it optimal sunlight exposure for grape ripening. The soil is a combination of brown sandy loams over structured clays and sandstone rock. It has a devigorating nature, helping the balanced growth and structure of the vines. Vines are trellised to single cordon and managed to one bunch per shoot, and yields are kept at less than six tonnes per hectare.

In the winery

2018 was a warmer season than normal, with early flowering and fruit set. The vintage was dry and the Chardonnay grapes were hand picked on 17th March, when berries were fresh and crunchy with balanced flavour and natural acidity. The development of fruit flavour at moderate sugar levels and with plenty of natural acidity is a feature of this site.

Awards

Silver - International Wine Challenge 2022
Gold - Decanter World Wine Awards 2022
Trophy - International Wine Challenge 2021

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