Reserve Chardonnay 2020


Tasting Notes

Handpicked from our original Chardonnay planting in 1983. Minimal intervention with a very light pressing and free run juice was put straight to a 500L French oak puncheon. The wine underwent a cool, wild ferment and full malolactic fermentation in the barrel.

The wine shows an attractive green-gold colour and subtle aromas of beehive, honeydew and lime.

Exceptional acidity balances the palate and its flavours of lemon, peach and musk.

Our aim is for the wine to express our unique terroir to stand out in its utmost purity.

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Wine Information

Vintage: 2020
Region: Adelaide Hills
Variety: Chardonnay 100%
Harvest Date: 26th February 2020
Vineyard & Site Climate: Grown exclusively on our Paracombe vineyard from our original Chardonnay vines planted in 1983. Full daytime sunlight hours on the Paracombe plateau with cool crisp night temperatures thanks to the Adelaide Hills elevation
Vinification: Gently pressed immediately after harvest to retain natural acidity & fruit purity and fermented a French oak puncheon
Alc: 12.5%
Production: 41 cases (12 x 750mL)

Award/Accolade History

2020 Vintage; 94 Points Wine Showcase Magazine, 9.4/10 Max Crus Wine Commentator