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  • Adelaide Hills Chardonnay Small



    White, Rosé & Sparkling | Adelaide Hills Chardonnay Tasting Note

    2015 Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

    The Name

    We simply refer to this wine via its origin. The Adelaide Hills wine region borders McLaren Vale and is in its own right a world-class region, being the home to many of Australia’s best white wines, including Chardonnay. These hills provide elevated and cooler sites for viticulture, producing wines with good natural acid, structure and elegance.


    A portion of the juice was barrel fermented in new French oak using wild yeast and partial solids to create depth and texture. The remainder of the batch was matured in seasoned French oak for ten months prior to blending.

    Colour and Aroma

    Brilliant straw with golden hues. Aroma is filled with vibrant nectarine, white peach and melon fruits coupled with roasted hazelnut and oak spice.


    The palate displays citrus fruits, lemon curd and almond meal notes. Lees stirring has added texture and mouth feel, creating a wine with balance and complexity. The wine shows great fruit length and refined oak. This is a fine and superbly balanced Chardonnay that captures the essence of its cool-climate origin.

    Cellaring Potential

    While this wine is made to enjoy upon release, further maturation over 3 to 7 years will enable it to develop even more complexity, assuming satisfactory cellaring conditions.


    • 2014 Adelaide Hills Chardonnay - 90 points (Australian Wine Showcase Magazine)
    • 2012 Adelaide Hills Chardonnay (Paul Ippolito)
      "Good nice and tight at first then it just unwound in the glass before me. Like a bud that turned into a blossom. An edgy white nectarine classic nose then really turned the traditional peach melon and light roasted nuts and yet it also had a tangy acidity to accompany it all the way. Ended up being quite a fulsome Chardonnay after time in the glass, very attractive and decent drinking. Food Pairing: Try it with salmon, oven baked. Value Plus"