This Heirloom Vineyards Chardonnay was produced from our best Adelaide Hills Vineyard whose clones and viticulture embody the very best in cutting edge but old school viticulture and winemaking. Hand tended vines, sorted bunch by bunch, naturally fermented free run juice, gently tank pressed and stored (85%) in French oak barriques (30% new) for 12 months.
The colour is vibrant pale yellow with hues of gold. The aroma is̴ like spring the Adelaide Hills, and a veritable ripening of stone fruit especially white peaches and nectarine in the market gardens, butter melon, rock melon and cooking leeks in butter, the French oak smells are a terrific frame for the stone fruit. Overall it has a 3 dimensional quality to the aromas, ripening stone fruit and some creamy & succulent French oak.
The palate has that extra dimension, not just fresh and tangy but mouth filling with citrus flavours that fulfill and refresh. Brilliant white peach and nectarine again, almost impossible to over-chill, this wine can be drunk with an amazing array of foods or just by itself. The acidity and freshness is the key to keeping all the flavour to the forefront.
A proper oaked Chardonnay from the Adelaide Hills that will cellar well but is so deliciously perfect now any argument for delayed gratification is almost academic.