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The Boat O’Craigo Chardonnay has Rich stonefruit and citrus characters combined with minerality and creaminess gives this wine balance of fruit and oak characters. A blend of 2 clones, Mendosa and P95, handpicked from Healesville. The two different clones contribute varied flavor components to the finished wine. Whole bunch pressed, cold settled overnight and racked with light solids to barrel for fermentation. Matured on lees in French hogsheads (40%) new for 9 months prior to bottling.
50 acres of vines, spanning across two stunning sites, enables Boat O’Craigo to produce outstanding estate grown wines across a range of noble varieties.
Healesville is the cooler, more sheltered vineyard site nestled in the foothills of the Black Spur Ranges has alluvial river gravel soils and has perfect growing conditions for our early ripening varieties including Gewurztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir being the only red vines.
Kangaroo Ground is a warmer site on the western edge of the valley with its rich black volcanic, basalt soil, North East facing slope, giving it maximum sun is the home of our Black Cameron Shiraz, Braveheart Cabernet Sauvignon and several other red varietals even Grenache.
Yarra Valley, Victoria
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