Grapes were handpicked early at B° 11.0, at a tonnage of 19Ha/Ha (1 tonne/acre).
Crush and Pressing
Immediate bag press with addition of sulphur.
The juice was cold settled for 48 hours and then transfered to French oak barriques, 15% of which were new. The juice was inoculated to start fermentation.
The wine was left on lees in the barrels and underwent fortnightly topping up and batonnage. The wine remained in barrel for 11 months and then moved to stainless steel tank.
All barrels were assessed and all used in the final blend.
Pre bottling sterile filtration undertaken
The wine is relatively low in alcohol, (11.5%), due to the early picking. It is a citric acid tasting style with fairly subdued fruit character. It has developed very slowly as it has aged and as of August 2014 it remains extremely fresh and belies its 5 years of bottle age.
After the incredibly rich and high alcohol (15.5%) 2008 Chardonnay we went to the other extreme with the 2009 – producing a Chablis style wine. It is not a strong fruited wine but is very fresh tasting and is a perfect complement to all types of seafood and majority of Asian styled dishes.
Clear, pale lemon.
This wine smells like fresh-cut grass, mouth-watering pineapple sorbet and juicy green apples.
It lands on the palate with a lime soda effervescence followed by guava and apple juice characters.
Lenswood, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
100% Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
Best enjoyed upon release. Food Pairing Suggestion：Fresh oyster or light seasoned seafood such as steam sole with spring onion. Thai Chicken salad with fresh herbs and fish sauce. Goat cheese.
100% estate grown Chardonnay from one of the highest and coolest vineyards in South Australia.
Barrel fermented in a mix of new and seasoned French oak using natural yeast and allowed to develop over 12 months prior to bottling
Apple blossom, yellow peach and gentle baking spices in a mouth filling yet gentle delivery on the palate.
Drinking wonderfully now, with strong ageing potential over the next 5-7 years.
A limited release chardonnay from two selected Piccadilly Valley sites. Ferment was sparked by indigenous yeasts and the wine aged in Burgundian oak (predominantly puncheons) both old and new for eight months.Nose
White peach and fresh green apple along with Jasmin, Crème Brulee and a hint of spice from French oak.Mouth
Yellow peach and stone fruits are carried across the palate by a mouth-watering acid drive. A hint of lemon pith phenolics provides the wine with lovely texture.