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Bleasdale Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

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This is awesome value from a great vintage in the Adelaide Hills. It's a lightly-oaked style that shows lots of white nectarines and peaches on the nose, along with hints of yellow citrus and dairy. The palate is light to medium-bodied, with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel, balanced lemony acidity, and a scrunchy finish that leaves you refreshed. Try it with some seared scallops - delish!

Winemaker's Notes

The Adelaide Hills has become known for its ability to produce outstanding cool climate Chardonnay grapes. Clonal selection and site diversity within the Hills offer complexity and character.

Winemaking Techniques: Individual blocks are picked separately before wild yeast fermentation on full juice solids in French oak puncheons. Partial malolactic fermentation in oak, lees stirred twice weekly for 9 months before blending and bottling.

Oak Maturation: Fermentation and maturation in new (25%) and seasoned French oak puncheons for 9 months

Tasting Note: Attractive stone fruit and citrus aromas with complexity from maturation on fermentation lees. The palate is fine and long with persistent flavour supported by oak structure and length. Will drink well over the next 5 years.

Cellaring Potential: Drinking well now until 2021.

Alc/vol: 12.5%

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