Notes from Amber Ochota:
2023 Adelaide Hills Chardonnay
3167 bottles produced, a tightly wound cool climate chardonnay which leads with mouth-watering grapefruit and nectarine, mealy granny smith apples and a fine tuning of nougat and honeysuckle spice sets the foundation for the almost nettle like svelte texture. Aromatically evolving between bee’s wax and Meyer lemon rind the palate is taut and precise, and finishes long with powerful elegance.
Hand picked April 5th, the vineyard is a steep, high altitude (550m) , cold and wet site planted in the 1980s in the heart of the Piccadilly Valley. Pressed with full solids straight to a mix of seasoned and virgin burgundian barrels. Indigenous yeast fermentation, unfined and filtered to retain natural malic acid.
No additions besides minimal so2.
Alc. – 12.2%