2018 Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

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2018 Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

38.00

VINEYARDS  Bowe-Lees in Woodside,  20 yo vines, IV10 clone – provides  the solid core of fruit each year.  Small portions from both Piccadilly and Lenswood vineyards, with an average of 35 yo vines provide  drive, freshness and minerality on back of Woodside.

HARVEST  While the summer of 2017/18 was somewhat brutal for SA, the Adelaide Hills had close to the perfect vintage. Moisture in the soil, healthy canopies and a slightly cooler growing season than its neighbours. We saw an excellent quality of Chardonnay over two different hand picks (20/2 and 27/2), with a near ideal yield of around 35-40HL/Ha, close to the long-term average.

 VINIFICATION 100% handpicked. Whole bunch foot crushed then pressed into brand spanking new 20HL Foudres and 600L demi Muid before being transferred to new puncheons and 2-5yo barriques. It was racked and bottled without fining after around 9 months on full lees. 500 cases produced.

TASTING NOTE Another tight, racy, nervy little number. Super floral and almond kernel-ey on the nose.   Loads of zippy grapefruit, intense white blossom with hints of funk and flint. Textural but tangy, with great poise and length. This is cool climate Chardonnay in cracking form. Drink

2019 -2026. Vegan friendly.

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