Chardonnay Viognier Clare South Australia
In South Australia, the best sites for growing wine grapes were originally sold off in eighty acre lots. Bill Taylor planted his first eighty acres of vine to some of the best Terra rossa soils within the Clare Valley circa 1969, naming his original block the Eighty Acres.
Taylors can draw on stocks of the finest fruit, having established some of the best Clare Valley vineyards. There are a myriad of aspects and soil types here which translate into well integrated yet complex wines. Parcels of Chardonnay are vinfied alongside a much smaller component of Viognier, all sourced from Taylor estate vineyards in the Clare Valley and a specialized grower in the Adelaide Hills. Grapes are picked throughout the cool of night to ensure delicate varietal flavours are retained. Berries are de-stemmed and gently pressed. Each parcel is separately tank fermented to varietal specific yeast strains. Parcels are assembled post fermentation and bottled after minimal filtration. Alcohol 13.5%
Bright straw with green hues. Defined regional and varietal bouquet of pineapples and peach, citrus and melons, in harmony with the lifted Viognier aromas of apricot and spice. A luscious mouth filling palate, offering a myriad of fruit characters throughout, citrus and melons, pineapples and apricot. Subtle cinnamon and nutmeg spice make an appearance. Medium to full bodied with soft textures and rich, almost creamy finish. Drink now if you like your wine young and fresh, a treat alongside chicken with roast pumpkin risotto.