The aroma is of figs, grapefruit and melons with spicy oak notes. The palate has a creamy yet tight texture, is vibrant and persistent.
The 2008 Reserve Chardonnay will age well for approximately 10 years.
B and C blocks face north-west in a location which identified as a perfect site for Chardonnay. It has deep soils and a cool micro-climate. South Park is TarraWarra Estate’s only south facing vineyard. Planted with Mendoza clone, the longer ripening period provides structure and fresh acidity to the blend.
The 2008 season was mostly cool through December and January and a brief heat spike mid February aided ripening. Our Chardonnay fruit was hand-picked in good condition between 12.2 and 12.5 Baumé, before the March heat wave, which did cause issues in other regions.