Nose White peach, lemon curd with a waxy macadamia nut note. Light buttery complexity and some funky aromatics from the wild yeast influence and lees stirring.
This vintage of Blackbilly Chardonnay sourced from a single vineyard in the Adelaide zone, specifically our maritime Currency Creek vineyard. Distinctive in varietal aromatics and flavours with complexity generated from winemaking techniques – including use of old French oak hogsheads with vineyard yeasts, high solids, light malolactic fermentation influence and lees stirred for 11 months.
014 was warm early then turned cooler as a result of the maritime influence of the vineyard. This resulted in a shorter harvest but one with quality wines being made.
Simple, minimalist winemaking techniques are used with emphasis given to preservation of fruit and varietal character. We have bottled it under a screw cap seal to maximise freshness as the wine develops some complexity. Whilst it is intended to be drunk as a younger wine, cellaring will develop some interesting characters including Cre me Brule and nuttiness. Served chilled.
Sugar: 2 grams/L
Drink now but short term cellaring (to 5 years) will add further complexity and varietal definition.
King George whiting with a pesto crust.
2014, Adelaide Origin
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