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Heirloom Vineyards were born of love. A romance between an esteemed wine judge and his protege, consumated by a shared passion to preserve the integrity of venerable old vineyards. A deference for the sanctity of the soil and adherence to the timeless procedures of organic viticulture, were an integral part of the vision. Their parching quest, to secure some grand old blocks of vine in the elder precincts of Adelaide Hills, Coonawarra, Barossa and Valley Eden, were followed by years of corrective husbandry, pencil label releases and bespoke vintages. The fostered old vines have now been resurrected, yielding treasured harvests of the most sublime new world wine. Recipients of prestigious Platinum Award.. Serenading sleeping vineyards to life»
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Hardys HRB Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay South Australia
Thomas Hardy crafted his first dual region wine in 1865, assembling harvests from the Adelaide Plains with those of southern districts. Hardy believed that an alchemy of fruit with different characteristics would complement and enhance the integrity of the assembled wine. So began Hardys rich heritage, as with each new blend, a unique code was created starting from A001. Chardonnay is sourced from superior vineyards which can yield the outstanding quality of fruit that's essential for the HRB moniker.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$359.00
HRB was established in the nineteenth century, it endures as an old world style with sophisticated modern appeal. From vines up to twenty years of age or more, grown to various soil types, sharing a kinship of auspiciously maritime climes. Fruit is hand picked and whole bunch pressed, a proportion is filled directly to a selection of new and prior use French oak barriques for a course of rich barrel ferments. The balance is filled to controlled fermenters, preserving the freshness of fruit. Some parcels are treated to a term of malolactic which softens the palate. HRB is matured for several months in a selection of French oak barrels, ageing on sedimentery yeast lees throughout a course of weekly stirrings battonage.
Pale yellow with green hues. Bright fruit aromas of lemon, nectarine and melon interplay, subtle French oak and notes of baking brioche. Intense yet restrained, the palate displays lively fruit characters of lemon rind and nectarine. Fine acid provides vibrancy and persistence with subtle French oak adding structure and a hint of sweetness to a rich, soft and complex palate. Enjoy with corn fed chicken and tarragon bearnaise.
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