Nugan Estate KV Frascas Lane Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
The Nugan Frasca’s Lane Chardonnay is sourced from a 100 hectare vineyard in the higher elevation, cooler climate King Valley of Victoria, located several hours north of Melbourne. The 2016 Frasca’s Lane Chardonnay has a brilliant pale straw color and youthful hue, offering up a light oak spice to stone fruit/peach and white orchard fruit aromatically. This is a medium fuller bodied wine that flirts with richness yet still maintains a sense of refinement. Blessed with a lightly creamy texture, with some engaging mid palate flesh and broadness, this has a lovely thread of acidity giving lift and freshness to the peach and light citrus flavors, with a note of nuttiness and oak spice on the finish that adds extra nuance and interest. Showing well as we speak this should hold up nicely over the next couple of years.
The Nugan family has been involved in Agriculture for more than 65 years and Nugan Estate is our label dedicated to showcasing the best varietals from Australia’s finest wine growing regions. This Chardonnay is sourced from our Frasca’s Lane Vineyard in Victoria’s cool climate King Valley. After picking, the grapes are gently pressed and fermented in new and seasoned French oak barrels – where the wine remains for a further 14 months before bottling.