Chardonnay Geelong King Valley Victoria
Scotchman's Hill can source grapes from the higher altitudes of King Valley, where the crisp and saturate microclimes develop Chardonnay that's renowned for sparkling wine. A backbone of fruit grown to vineyards nearby the Geelong winery is vinified alongside parcels of cool ripened King Valley Chardonnay, achieving a remarkably mouthfilling blanc de blancs style exhibiting elegance and poise. Offering excellent varietal definition and superb balance, the sparkler of choice to serve at every ocassion, as a smart aperitif or to accompany your favourite cuisine.
Two acres of Chardonnay were established at Scotchmans Hill in 1982. The winemaking team have since developed intimate knowledge of local soils and terroirs further afield which can yield the quality fruit expected of Scotchmans Hill. Grapes are sourced from good vineyards in the King Valley and Geelong. Exclusively free run juices are treated to a cool fermentation in tank at 12C over a period of two weeks. The wine remains on gross lees for five months to infuse the palate with complexity and build structure. Following a fining and stabilization, secondary fermentation is initiated by the traditional Charmat method, achieving a vibrant effervescence before bottling under pressure.
Pale straw with a green tinge, displays a fine bead. Lifted floral and lemon citrus scents with yeasty characters and green apple notes. A delicate fruit driven style with a lively mousse. Lemon citrus flavours and subtle yeast characters with firm acid gives the wine overall balance, length and freshness. Enjoy chilled.