The Adelaide Hills is located in the Mount Lofty Ranges, east of Adelaide. One of the largest geographical wine regions in Australia it’s diversity in terms of altitude, climate and soil helps it produce its distinctive cool climate wines.
2017 was a later vintage in the Adelaide Hills than recent years due to cool and wet conditions, with harvest commencing in late March. Although yields were low, quality was high, producing wines with beautiful colour and flavour.
The grapes were picked early, before ripening just after the green, herbaceous characters had disappeared. The fruit was whole bunch pressed, the juice was minimally settled, wild yeast was added, and finally the grapes were fermented in only old French oak barrels. Once ferment had finished the wine was left on lees for six months. This Adelaide Hills Chardonnay is medium weight in structure, elegant, textured and balanced. Fruit purity shines through. This is a wine for those who like drinking in style.