Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2017

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 pale yellow colour that suggests White Burgundy more than Chablis. 

Grapefruit zest, the stone fruits, and the aromas of a Springtime’s Kitchen Garden coming to the fore. Perfumed elegantly with a dab of French oak, this bouquet helps focus the fruit’s acidity and its tension. Indeed, it is an example of aroma and bouquet working hand-in-hand.

When first tasted there’s some texture to begin with, then the palate becomes clean and soft before the stone and citrus fruit power takes over from the grace. A pert and enlivening mineral-water finish sends you back to the beginning, for a second glass.

The acidity in this wine makes it extremely versatile with all sorts of food, from fresh white fish to roasted poussin.

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Awards

  • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2018 - Gold Medal 90 Points
  • New York International Wine Competition 2018 – Gold Medal
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition 2018 – Silver Medal
  • Asia International Wine Competition 2018 - Silver Medal
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