Chardonnay Clare Valley South Australia
Pure Clare Valley Chardonnay, some of it from blocks which can trace a heritage back to the original Quelltaler vineyards, the first Aussie wine ever formally served to the UK House of Commons! Annie's Lane recounts the legend of a local lass who operated a mobile canteen in Valley Clare, providing sandwiches and warm drinks to harvesters and pruners working in the vineyard. She is remembered today in the enduring traditions of a generously proportioned Chardonnay that's brimming with fresh stonefruit orchard flavours.
Annie's Lane cuts through one of Clare Valley's first vineyards. To this day, the Annie's Lane team retain some of the most distinguished sites and secure the best fruit. Harvests of Chardonnay are sourced which can weigh in with the smallest berries, which can show good colour and offer the biggest flavours. Thinning of the vines during the growing season achieves yields of intensely flavoured grapes. Parcels are harvested throughout the cool of night to capture and retain freshness. Individual components are separately vinified and matured on yeast lees to add textural richness. Select parcels are fermented and matured in seasoned French oak barrels, building mouthfeel and contributing complexity.
Pale straw with green hues. Aromas of peach and cinnamon develop into lively varietal flavours across the soft and full flavoured palate. Citrus notes, grapefruit and integrated background oak characters, green apple and fig characters offer complexity. Enjoy Annies Lane alongside Alfresco, creamy pasta recipes or the ubiquitous chicken caesar.