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Assen's Fortalice Adelaide Hills Chardonnay Awards

Posted January 05, 2019

Vintage 2019

  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2020 – Gold Medal, 91 Points
  • Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 - 91 Points
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2020 - Gold Medal
  • James Suckling - 90 Points

"An attractive, flinty edge to the grapefruit, peach and almond aromas. The palate has a succulent feel with tapered flavors of apples, pears and peaches. Gently creamy finish."  James Suckling

Vintage 2018

  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Challenge (USA) 2019 – Gold Medal, 93 Points
  • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2018 - Gold Medal, 90 Points
  • AWC Vienna International Wine Show 2019 - Silver Medal
  • James Halliday Wine Companion 2020 - 94 Points

"Light, bright straw-green; the power, complexity and richness of this chardonnay progressively builds as the wine journeys along the palate to the finish. Melon and stone fruit flavours come through first, soon overtaken by juicy acidity that provides length and balance." James Halliday

Vintage 2017

  • Sommelier International Wine & Spirits Competition 2018 – Trophy Best White Wine in Show; Trophy Best Chardonnay in Show; Platinum Medal, 96 Points
  • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2018 - Gold Medal 93 Points
  • Adelaide Review Hot 100 2018 – Award Hot 100
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2018 – Silver Medal
  • James Halliday Wine Companion 2019 - 95 points

"Tasty and textural. Energetic too. Terrific style of chardonnay. Pear drops and barley, cooked apple and stone fruit. Toasty/cedary oak adds a layer. It delivers on every promise and then some." Campbell Mattinson

 Heirloom Vineyards Gold Label Chardonnay