A premium cool-climate Chardonnay, which has been lovingly crafted from top-quality Adelaide Hills fruit. The 2018 vintage saw an unusually dry summer and early autumn, with warm, dry days coupled with cooler night-time temperatures. This allowed the vines to produce fruit with exceptional character and flavor, while being harvested at lower degrees of sugar ripeness to produce vibrant, balanced, lower alcohol wine styles. The fruit was chilled, gently pressed, and vinified in premium French Oak barrels with a specially selected range of yeast strains. Maturation in oak on full yeast lees with regular battonage aids in the creation of a complex and creamy style of Chardonnay.
Appearance: Pale straw in colour with platinum highlights
Bouquet: The nose is filled with flavours of melon, juicy white peaches and nectarines, accented by sweet rockmelon, granny smith apples, and zesty Tahitian lime. Sweet floral top notes of peach blossom and jasmine, the earthy ground-spice characters of cinnamon and allspice in decadent double cream, and a touch of aged-brie cheesy funk and rich buttery Brioche that adds richness and complexity to the bouquet.
Palate: The palate is creamy yet crisp with excellent natural acidity and structure. It is awash with the flavours of fresh citrus, white peach and lemongrass; complemented by the sweet zing of lemon and lime curd, toasted crumpets with orange blossom honey, the sweet spicy concoction of Chai Tea, and a hint of yeasty sourdough-like funk. The palate is long and luscious with a creamy mid palate leading through to a crisply refreshing finish.
Food Pairing: A classic pairing with roast chicken, pan seared salmon or a decadent cheese plate. The wine would pair spectacularly with Beef Wellington or Fillet Mignon as well.