Chardonnay Adelaide Hills South Australia
The generously proportioned, big boned, leesy French oak genre, Dijon Bernard Clones 76 and 95, harvested off fully mature vines, thirty years of age at Charleston in the Adelaide Hills. Grapes are destemmed and pressed for vinification on gross solids before transfer to French oak hogsheads for completion of ferments, in the old world way. Treated to lees stirring and partial malolactic for textural opulence and palate richness, its creamy grapefruit nougat palate will appeal to enthusiasts of the medium to full bodied white meat styles of Chardonnay.
Vibrant, fresh hues. Elegant pungent nose, pineapples and grapefruit, cashew and lime. A fully flavoursome palate of great intensity, drive and length, grapefruit zests are followed by cashews and white peach, all held together by its tight mineral acidity, the lemon curd creaminess of malolactic, superbly balanced around its length of seamlessly integrated, high quality oak.