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Moss Wood 1984 Chardonnay

Moss Wood 1984 Chardonnay

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Wine Facts

Harvested: 17/2/1984
Bottled: 17/1/1985
Released: 14/4/1985
Yield: 7.73 t/ha
Baume: 13.10
Alcohol: 12.50%
Vintage Rating: 8/10

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Tasting Notes

For the 1984 vintage, Keith Mugford decided to make only one major change to the winemaking techniques. After fermentation, the wine was left on its yeast lees in casks for nine months. Experience with this and subsequent vintages has shown that, although the wine hardly ages at all during this period, the fruit, oak and yeast characters integrate to make a more complex wine. The 1984 Chardonnay is a more complex wine than the previous vintage with more weight, depth and more of the classic features of white Burgundy.

Review: The 1984 Moss Wood Chardonnay was voted the top wine in the annual Cullen’s Chardonnay Tasting held in October 1988. This comparative tasting of twenty 1984 chardonnays from around the world included 6 from California, 5 from Burgundy, 5 from other Australian state and 4 from Margaret River. The Moss Wood wine was ranked frist by cosumers and second by the industry panel.

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Production Notes

For the 1984 vintage, Keith Mugford decided to make only one major change to the winemaking techniques. After fermentation, the wine was left on its yeast lees in casks for nine months. Experience with this and subsequent vintages has shown that, although the wine hardly ages at all during this period, the fruit, oak and yeast characters integrate to make a more complex wine. The 1984 Chardonnay is a more complex wine than the previous vintage with more weight, depth and more of the classic features of white Burgundy

 

 

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