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Brookfields ‘Bergman’ Chardonnay 2016

100% Chardonnay from Ohiti Vinyards located in Bergman block in the vineyard. taking its name from the ‘Ingrid Bergman’ Roses which are planted in front of the winery 

Immediately after harvesting the grapes were carefully pressed, and the juice being chilled. Following settling half of the oak barrels were inoculated with a selected yeast strain and the balance were left to ferment with wild yeast. The juice was racked into predominantly French oak, with some American oak, for fermentation and subsequent aging on its lees. The wine underwent partial malolactic fermentation - nearly 30%. Total time in oak was 9 months - and there is a small portion of new oak.

Winemaker's Comments

The wine is rich in stone-fruits, peaches, melon and a subtle note of vanilla. The 2016 ‘Bergman’ Chardonnay also exhibits a touch from burnt match from the wild fermentation.

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