Seppelt Jaluka Chardonnay, Henty
Named for Victoria’s Jaluka Forest, the Jaluka is a more contemporary cool-climate expression Chardonnay from the Henty region. Some of the fruit for this wine is sourced from Seppelt’s prized Drumborg vineyard.
The Jaluka Chardonnay bright, fresh citrus and stone fruit characters, with a creamy texture and nutty French oak influence.
Vinified using 100% barrel fermented with solids included and only a small amount of MLF (Malolactic Fermentation). Lees stirred once a month and matured for nine months in a combination of French oak barriques (225L), Puncheons (500L) and Vats (3000L) – 25% new oak overall.
HentySituated 300 km west of Melbourne in Southwestern Victoria, Henty was named after the first family to settle in Victoria in the 1800’s. The region was pioneered in 1964 by Karl Seppelt, who recognized that the cool climate was ideal for the production of sparkling and aromatic wines. The Seppelts planted 100 hectares at Drumborg in 1964 and this was followed by Crawford River in 1975. The long, gentle autumn ripening period allows the retention of both acid and aromatics crucial for Henty’s flagship variety, Riesling.