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Shaw & Smith M3 Chardonnay 2017


Shaw & Smith M3 Chardonnay 2017

Stonefruit and citrus, contemporary and elegant is what you'll find with the Shaw & Smith M3 Chardonnay 2017. Aiming for elegance, restraint and the ability to age, acid is bright and there’s generosity of flavour. Typically it shows white flowers, citrus, and nectarine notes. 

There was record rainfall throughout the growing season but importantly it reduced to average in November during flowering and was dry during March, the later part of ripening. Record low temperatures were also recorded resulting in a late, very cool vintage. Flavours are intense and the natural acidity is striking.

The Shaw + Smith winery was built in 2000 giving them the ability to whole-bunch press chilled grapes for the first time, and underpinning the evolution of style from that first M3 Chardonnay vintage in 2000 through to the present day. The most significant event since then came in 2012 with the purchase of the Lenswood Vineyard. Chardonnay was originally planted in Lenswood for sparkling wine production but it now fulfils its potential for fine still wine, with finesse, flavour, and great natural acidity.

The Finer Details 
Style - White Wine
Varietal - Chardonnay
Country - Australia
Region - Adelaide Hills 
Vintage - 2017
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 13%