ESTATECHARDONNAY

ADELAIDE HILLS | SOUTH AUSTRALIA



Carefully selects the best parcels of fruit according to ripeness from the various blocks of Chardonnay that are made up of three French Chardonnay clones. Each clone has its own flavour spectrum that is individual, where some are picked earlier to obtain lemon and citrus characters and other clones are picked later to obtain peach and mango flavours. 


Vintage | 2019

Range | ESTATE | Signature Range



Awards 

93 POINTS | 2020 Australian Wine Showcase

GOLD | 2021 Catavinum World Wine Spain 

TASTING NOTES


Tantalising aromas of jasmine and ripe lemon but with a
round, velvety structure. The palate showcases crisp, mouth-watering
flavours of grapefruit, apricot and white peach, finishing with lingering,
crisp minerality.


RECOMMENDED FOOD AND BBQ PAIRINGS

RECOMMENDED FOOD AND BBQ PAIRINGS

Teriyaki Salmon


Roast Pork


Mushroom Risotto

PRODUCT DETAILS


Vintage | 2019

Grape Variety | 100% Chardonnay

Alc/Vol | 13%

Range | Estate

Wine Maker | Daryl Catlyn

Serving Temperature| 12-14C

Aging | 10 Months in aged French Oak

Cellaring | Up to 3 years


Vineyard | Soils throughout the region are also highly variable in structure and chemistry. They can be described as a mixture of sandy loams, loams and clay loams over clay subsoils that vary in structure. It is not unusual to find these soils combined with shale and ironstone. The differences in topography and soil type can affect wine growth and this contributes greatly to wine styles.

IT'S ALL ABOUT CRISP


Styled to be most respectful to the best that Hills fruit can offer, sourced across the best estate and grower blocks. Multi-clonal and cleverly steered through a range of barrel sizes (25% new). It's all about crisp, ripe stone fruit and subtle citrus-focused chardonnay with delightfully balanced oak sitting in support, developing a creamy palate while holding excellent length"



Tony Love

-October 2020