Hill Smith Estate

Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

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R 483

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750 ml (Standard)


Cultivar:

100% Chardonnay

Country:

Australia

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Specifications:

13.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: N/A
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 10 yrs+
Origin: Mount Lofty Ranges Appellation: Adelaide Hills

Tasting Notes:

Pale gold in colour. Lifted aromas of white peach, lemon zest and roasted hazelnuts with complex notes of struck flint from wild yeast fermentation and extended time on lees. This wine is elegantly structured with a refined mineral restraint driving the length of the palate; a hallmark of Adelaide Hills Chardonnay. The focussed structure belies its fine creamy texture and lingering flavours of fresh stone fruit, green mango and grapefruit zest. With time in bottle the palate will develop further complexity and creamy texture.

White Peach
White Peach

Citrus
Citrus

Flint Rocks
Flint Rocks

Hazelnut
Hazelnut

Over five generations the Hill-Smith family has been a pioneer in locating exceptional vineyard sites that maximise the personality of its wines. These wines celebrate the symmetry of region and variety. From vineyards in the Eden Valley, in the rugged and undulating high country of the Barossa and from the cool, steep slopes of the picturesque Adelaide Hills. The distinctive label, featuring an original painting of the vineyard by Wyndham Hill-Smith O.B.E., combines the tradition at the heart of the Hill-Smith family with the contemporary styling befitting a modern Australian classic.

Wet conditions in early winter 2014 replenished the vineyard soils. From August until mid summer, dry and cool conditions prevailed. January was very cool in the Adelaide Hills, allowing the grapes to ripen evenly and retain a high level of natural acidity. Yields were lower than average with all of the fruit being harvested and in the winery well before Easter.

Celebrating the synergy of region and variety and a no-compromise attitude towards this wine, grapes were selectively handpicked and chilled in our cold rooms before whole bunch pressing.

The juice was filled to a combination of new, one and two year old French oak barriques, with fermentation being carried out by indigenous yeasts, which are naturally present on the grape berries. Barrels were regularly stirred over a ten month period in order to build texture and complexity. Individual barrels were then carefully selected for the final blend which remained in oak for a further five months to provide integration of the final wine.

Food pairing

Serve with lemon and thyme roasted chicken accompanied by roasted Dutch cream potatoes.

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