2014 Jip Jip Rocks Chardonnay


Tasting Notes

Light yellow with a pale straw hue. A classic nose of lemon, fresh stonefruit and melon. The palate is clean and fresh with mineral characters underpinning ripe pineapple and lime flavours. This wine will age beautifully over the next 4-5 years.

Winemaking Report

Gentle pressing and free run juices create the base of this wine. Traditionally Jip Jip Rocks Chardonnay is a 2/3 blend fermented and matured in stainless steel and 1/3 fermented in stainless steel, which receives extended lees contact to add texture and complexity to the palate.

Vintage Conditions

2014 was a very good season with predominantly mild, dry days. Yields were generally low and this did result in some excellent parcels of fruit being harvested. Vine-balance was carefully monitored, resulting in fruit that demonstrates the vibrancy and fruit-derived characters that we strive for in our wines. By all accounts it was a textbook vintage.

Awards
  • 93 POINTS
    Australian Wine Showcase Magazine Oct 2014
  • 90 POINTS
    Natalie MacLean March 2015 (Canada)
  • **** STARS
    Winestate Magazine May 2015
2014
Stelvin
Ben Riggs
Light yellow with a pale straw hue
Lemon, fresh stonefruit and melon
Clean and fresh with mineral characters underpinning ripe pineapple and lime flavour
Chardonnay 100%
Padthaway
11.08.2014
13.0%