||McLaren Vale, SA, Australia
||Golden straw with a pale green hue
||Fresh citrus flavours
||Displaying crafted equilibrium of minerality, oak and primary fruit. Fruit flavours of white fleshed stone fruit and citrus flavours are balanced by a long mineral palate
Serafino wines are selected from the premium estate vineyard's in McLaren Vale. McLaren Vale has a diverse mix of soil types and vineyard orientation that enhance the complexity of Serafino Wines. Distinctive varietal and regional characters are captured in all the premium wines and consistently over deliver for medium and long term cellaring.
Enjoy now- cellar up to 2023
The Serafino Chardonnay is a 60:40 blend of oak and stainless steel matured wine. The oak component is made up of 20% new French oak hogshead (300L) barrels and the 60% is a selection of matured 2 -3 year old barrels. A small number of barrels go through natural secondary malolactic fermentation. The remaining barrels are kept separate to capture the freshness of the fruit.
The remaining Chardonnay is matured in a stainless steel tank for 12 months on full yeast lees (with no sulphur ever added). During the 12 months period, the wine is tasted weekly and the tank mixed regularly. The final blend was completed after a 12 month period.