Colour Medium straw with a slight green hues.
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.
Palate Clean, crisp acid with stone fruit and lemon zest/pith. Some phenolic lift from the oak adds interest and appeal. Needs a little time to meld together.

VINIFICATION:

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.

ANALYSIS:

Alcohol: 13%
pH: 3.12
TA: 5.9
Sugar: 2 grams/L

WINEMAKERS COMMENTS:

Drink now but short term cellaring (to 5 years) will add further complexity and varietal definition.

FOOD MATCH:

King George whiting with a pesto crust.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

2014, Adelaide Origin

DELIVERY:

Deliveries to capital cities is 48 to 72 hours. Outlying areas a bit longer. For more expediency call me and I’ll sort it.

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