Sittella Silk Chardonnay Verdelho Chenin
Product ID: 8225_master
Verdelho Chardonnay Chenin Blanc
Region: Swan Valley
Sub-region: Lower Swan
Variety: 38% Verdelho, 33% Chardonnay, 29% Chenin Blanc
TA: 7.78 g/l
Oak: 5% seasoned oak (Chardonnay)
Style: Highly aromatic, sweet scented, dry, full. Soil type: loam, ironstone, clay/loam
Vineyard age: Average of vineyards – 20 years old
Winemakers: Colby Quirk and Yuri Berns
Wine: Based upon the age old Australian white blend of character, aromatics and subtle texture, our “Silk” is a wine which resonates easy drinking and pleasure all in the same go. Verdelho provides the fruit character and eccentrics, Chardonnay the shape and length, along with Chenin Blanc which adds silkiness and freshness to the blend of all three. The three varieties have existed in the Swan Valley for many decades and have proved themselves to be outstanding candidates for long age-ability as well as high drinkability. This has been a mainstay wine style for us at Sittella for over fifteen years.
Vinification: All the fruit is hand-picked, reductively handled, whole bunch pressed strait to tank. Finely texture through stirring the solids in tank, some of the blend is fermented in seasoned barrels for added complexity and texture. This wine will age for a very long time due to its low phenolic content, but will drink brilliantly in the short-term as it is as the name suggests “smooth as silk”.
Tasting Notes: A Swath of ripe citrus and fresh scented tropical fruits dominate this wines aromatic profile. The three varieties give it an incredibly wide spectrum of aromas from apple, pear and lime, to Guava mango and Passionfruit. A Finley structured, fresh, vibrant and long palate give this wine balance and direction for many years, which can also be aged in your cellars for the ultimate Swan Valley complexity.