The wine is pale straw in colour with green tints. The bouquet is at full intensity opening with aromas of nectarine stonefruit and lemon blossom melded with nuances of nougat and roasted cashews. Line and length are the hallmarks of an outstanding wine and is a signature of the Heggies Vineyard Chardonnay. The palate builds with creamy fullness reminiscent of shortcrust cheesecake and “struck match” flintiness from the wild yeasts. All Heggies Vineyard wines show excellent minerality that contributes to the length and finesse.
Awards and Accolades
90 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front "This is reliably good. Price-aside it’s a good drinking/buying option. It drips with pear-like flavour, is cut with custard apple, is splashed with peach and has flinty, spicy notes in good-but-balanced measure. It has a sunny disposition but it remains fresh/refreshing."
2013 Vintage: 92 Points - James Halliday, Wine Companion "Light straw-green; an elegant stone fruit/rock melon bouquet and palate, oak an incidental extra. A safe haven for less adventurous souls."
From the Winery
After a drier than average Eden Valley winter, budburst began in the middle of September. The post verasion growing season conditions were, for the most part, dry and warm, with rainfall over the growing season well below average. While summer temperatures were slightly above average, Eden Valley experienced few heat extremes. The mild weather, together with lower than average crops, and the absence of any rain led to a smooth, even and undisrupted harvest of Chardonnay at Heggies Vineyard.
Heggies vineyard is the sort of place a man would sit on his horse in silence at sunset and marvel at the ways of nature. Through the combination of innovative viticultural practices and unique ‘terroir’, this challenging and picturesque estate vineyard produces distinctive, balanced wines – beautifully structured and long on flavour.
Nestled in the high country of the Eden Valley, Heggies Vineyard is situated at an altitude of 550m above sea level where the soil is a thin layer of grey sandy loam over clay and decomposed rock. With only 787mm of average annual rainfall, the vines compete vigorously for moisture and nutrient, producing wines of full flavour, fineness and balance
Don't Pay: $30.00
WBW Rating: 92/100
Region: Eden Valley, SA
Winemaker: Peter Gambetta
Drink now until: 2024
Alc/Vol: 13 %
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