Eastern Peake Chardonnay 2013
Brunswick Wine Shop | 16 Sparta Place Brunswick

Eastern Peake Chardonnay 2013

Regular price $42.00
Eastern Peake Vineyards are set on a small plateau at Coghills Creek in the Ballarat Highlands some 25 km from Ballarat. A dramatic backdrop of a rugged granite outcrop of Mt Bolton, namely ‘Eastern Peake’ is to the west of the vineyard, creating the stunning view seen from the property. To the east the vineyard overlooks the Mammaloid Hills of the Creswick Plains, named by Major Mitchell during his epic trail.

The Eastern Peake Vineyard was established in 1983, the first plantings being 8 acres of Pinot Noir followed by 4 acres of Chardonnay in 1991. In 1994 the decision was made to establish a winery and cellar door facility at Coghill’s Creek. The winery was completed in time for the 1995 vintage.

Eastern Peake is positioned at 430 metres above sea level, which is relatively high within Australian vineyards. The vineyard is a flat relief between fertile undulations. The site was originally selected for a vineyard by the late Trevor Mast (most famous for Mt Langi Ghiran). The soil is duplex in nature with clay loam basalt overlying a subsoil of clay and fine iron stone. The cool climate is ideal for producing high quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The vines are caned pruned and trellised and vertical shoot positioning is utilised to maximise the exposure of the fruit to sunlight. Disease pressures are normally low due to the relatively dry growing season, which allows the use of organic pesticide sprays

Supplementary irrigation is carried out and cropping levels are kept below 2 tonne to the acre for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Picking is carried out by hand usually at the end of April, although in difficult vintages it can be mid May before picking is completed.

Extensive use of bird netting ensures that the fruit can be harvested when the flavour profile and balance of acid and sugar levels have reached their optimum levels.

Vibrant Straw Yellow with lime edges. Butterscotch and yeasty notes with, flint and citrus enhanced by subtle savoury oak. Lime and lemon aromas over oatmeal. The finish is dry and lingering.

Drink with Crustaceans, white-fleshed fish, roast chicken Cellar The balance of fruit to acid of this wine will allow it to cellar for up to 6-8 years.

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