Bare Winemakers Adelaide Hills Chardonnay (12pk)
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Region: Adelaide Hills
Winemaker: Jasper Ryan
Pack Size: 12 Bottle Pack
Summary: Bare, in its most fundamental, means laid out for all to see. That’s the joy of these three wines from three celebrated winemakers in three distinct regions. The Bare Winemakers celebrates wines made in a ‘less is more’ fashion by artisan winemakers from celebrated South Australian regions including the McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills’ and the Limestone Coast.
Vineyards: A single vineyard wine, located around the Forreston township in the northern part of the Adelaide Hills. A vineyard with a strong pedigree for growing high quality chardonnay. Planted in 1997 to an assortment of low yielding clones, namely I10V1, Bernard 95 and 96. The vines are grown on free draining alluvial soils over clay and a limestone bedrock.
Winemaking: Carefully hand-harvested, destemmed and cold soaked for 5 days before being allowed to warm to start fermentation. Naturally fermented in 3 tonne open topped fermenters and gently hand plunged twice daily until sugar dryness. Then pressed off to old large oak barrels for a short maturation. After 3 months oak maturation the wine was blended, and bottled to capture the youthful characters of the recent harvest. Minimal SO2 was used in the production of this wine.
Vintage 2020: 2020 will certainly be remembered as one of the more challenging vintages for vignerons in the Hills. Bushfires decimated many vineyards and smoke taint then proved a challenge. Although yields were down dramatically we were able to source some parcels of great Chardonnay fruit.
Tasting Note: Lifted lemon, grapefruit and a touch of peach are supported by toasted cashew and cinnamon-spice aromas. The palate has a lovely fresh acidity and rounded balanced mouthfeel. Very approachable but will mature well for the medium term. Try it with a roast chicken and all the trimmings.
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Bottle Barcode: 9344154015567
Carton Barcode: 9344154015574