Adelaide Hills Private Selection Chardonnay 2018

This Heirloom Vineyards Private Selection Chardonnay was produced from a single Adelaide Hills Vineyard near Charleston whose clones and viticulture embody the very best in cutting edge but old school viticulture and winemaking. This wine is a barrel selection of the very best.

With a pale yellow colour that suggests White Burgundy more than Chablis, this Chardonnay is perhaps an amalgam of both of those wonderful wine styles.

With the 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

  • 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
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