Bleasdale Adelaide Hills Chardonnay
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.