The wine has lifted aromas of citrus zest and white nectarine overlaid with subtle notes of struck flint and toasted cashew nuts. Showing greater than usual restraint, the palate is finely textured with citrus, quince and stone fruit flavours. The white nougat creaminess is nicely balanced by a fresh natural acidity and persistent fruit length.
Awards and Accolades
2014 Vintage: 94 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "Light straw-green; an elegant, perfectly balanced chardonnay that has soaked up the oak in which it was fermented, leaving the stone fruit, melon and grapefruit flavours as free as a bird, the finish bright and fresh. A barrel selection."
From the Winery
The vineyards that contribute to this Chardonnay are scattered throughout the Eden Valley, and have been selected specially for Chardonnay. These sites are characterised by their high elevation and granitic, mica schist soils. The long ripening periods here are perfect for flavour accumulation and intensity. These specific sites provide a rich tapestry of flavours which each add their own unique character to the final blend.
Celebrating the synergy of region and variety and a no-compromise attitude towards this wine, grapes were selectively handpicked and chilled in our cold rooms before whole bunch pressing. The juice was filled to a combination of new, one and two year old French oak barriques, with fermentation being carried out by indigenous yeasts, which are naturally present on the grape berries. Barrels were regularly stirred over a ten month period in order to build texture and complexity. Individual barrels were then carefully selected for the final blend which remained in oak for a further five months to provide integration of the final wine.
Pale gold in colour, there are fragrant aromas of white peach and citrus zest with complex undertones of struck flint and roasted hazelnut resulting from extended time on lees. The palate is elegantly structured showing a fine restraint. Lingering flavours of fresh stone fruit and zest of Meyer lemon are underpinned by a refreshing, mineral acidity; the hallmark of Adelaide Hills Chardonnay. With time in bottle the palate will develop further complexity and creamy texture.
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WBW Rating: 94/100
Region: Adelaide Hills, SA
Winemaker: Teresa Heuzenroeder
Drink now until: 2022
Alc/Vol: 13.5 %
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