Trophy Winner Melbourne Wine Show
Chardonnay Tumbarumba, Coal and Rokeby
Sofitel Melbourne Trophy Best Chardonnay. Eileen Hardy is the finest white in the Hardys portfolio, sourced from some of Australia's most superior vineyards.
Take a selection of cold climate regions, select only the most amazing viticultural sites and soils, taste and choose the best parcels of fruit from the best patches, hand pick the fruit, naturally ferment, use high quality french oak and give great attention to detail in the wineries. Add to this the know-how of a viticultural team with decades of cool climate grape growing experience, the passion of young, regionally focused winemakers and the experience, creativity and knowledge of the House of Hardy, and you have an impeccably flavoured wine. Eileen Hardy represents Chardonnay that sets style trends and defines what great cool climate chardonnay can be. Alcohol 13.5%
Pale straw yellow with a slight green hue. The best Chardonnay Hardy's can create exhibits an intense, complex grapefruit bouquet with hints of flint, cream and malt. The palate shows a struck match, flinty mineral character with grapefruit and malt. Piercing, lemony, ripe apple-like flavours with spice and rind are met by a gently smear of creamy, malty oak, there's genuine power, grandness and yet delicacy, a serious chardonnay to savour and to cellar.