Guilty By Association Chardonnay (12pk)
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Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Region: 100% Adelaide Hills
Winemaker: Corey Ryan
Pack Size: 12 Bottle Pack
Summary: Guilty by Association are the wines that I want to drink, made with people I enjoy working with, from regions we love. The viticultural diversity and natural beauty of the Adelaide Hills keeps bringing us back – the higher reaches are perfect for expressive but well balanced Chardonnay.
Vineyards: Sourced from established vineyards in the Adelaide Hills at close to six hundred metres of altitude. The sheltered aspect and cold Autumn nights, courtesy of these higher altitude sites, combine to ensure the retention of natural acidity in the elegant fruit harvested.
Winemaking: Fruit is harvested during the early morning hours to retain freshness and partially whole bunch pressed. A cool fermentation (15 to 18 degrees) is undertaken in stainless steel tanks before maturation on lees for four months. Twenty five percent of the blend is aged in French oak barriques, ten percent new to increase complexity and build mouthfeel.
Vintage 2016: An outstanding vintage in the Adelaide Hills due to consistently dry but not too hot conditions. A dry winter and spring ensured that water resources were stretched and maintaining soil moisture a challenge. Autumn was perfect with warm dry days and cool nights allowing the fruit to ripen to perfection whilst maintaining natural acidity.
Tasting Note: Pale yellow in colour with bright green highlights. The nose is fresh, crisp and primarily fruit-driven, showcasing white peach, citrus and cut apple aromas with just a hint of oak derived spice. The palate is equally delicate and precise with elegant stone fruit and pear flavours wrapped in crisp mineral acidity before a long, complex finish.
The below information is available for stockists of this product.
Bottle Barcode: 9344154010401
Carton Barcode: 9344154010524