Chardonnay Barossa South Australia
Pepperjack is a tribute to the rich heritage of Barossa Valley. Pepperjack's dynamic and imaginative team are masters of traditional winemaking practices. Conscious of modern styles and contemporary tastes, they have crafted a ripe, fruit driven Chardonnay, cannily treating separate components to various techniques. A vibrant peach, applejack and melon palate is brought forward into an immensely satisfying Chardonnay wine, endowed with the generous and enduring Pepperjack style.
An exclusively Barossa wine, from fruit grown predominantly in the Eden Valley sub-region, to give the wine fresh varietal flavour and a crisp but smooth palate. Following harvest, parcels are pressed and dejuiced to fermenters, treated to a cool controlled vinification which captures all the crisp Eden Valley Chardonnay characters. Some ferments are initiated by wild indigenous yeasts under quality French oak, a practice which achieves a luxurious Chardonnay wine of lively complexity and exceptional depth of palate. Components are trialled and assembled into the finished wine.
Soft straw yellow hue. Vibrant aromas of fresh citrus and mealyness and nut from oak and wild yeast ferments. Grapefruit and biscuit on the palate, orchard fruit, melons and pear, smokiness and mealiness. Excellent length of flavour. Serve chilled, and enjoy while young and fresh, alonside chargrilled chicken dressed with wild mushroom, saffron and jus.