PENNY'S HILL 'THE MINIMALIST' CHARDONNAY 2015

THE WINE

From the very pockets of Piccadilly Valley, an intimate and long treasured patch of the cool Adelaide Hills vineyards spread, comes this elegant, focussed and regal example of Chardonnay at its complex best.

THE VINEYARDS

Fruit was sourced from a single vineyard located in the subregion of the Piccadilly Valley in the cool climate Adelaide Hills. At 520 metres altitude, this single vineyards produces grapes with purity, complexity and superb natural acidity.

VINIFICATION

Using only the finest free run component, the juice underwent complete primary fermentation in French oak barriques with wild yeasts. Wine remained on lees for the duration of maturation to encourage texture and complexity. After eight months in 40% new oak the wine was barrel selected then blended prior to bottling in December 2015.

$35.00 per bottle


CLOSURE
Screw Cap

WINEMAKER
Alexia Roberts

COLOUR
Brilliant straw with golden hues

BOUQUET
A complex nose showing grapefruit, white peach and hints of lemon blossom with smoked cashew and flint notes.

PALATE
The wine has power and poise and is well complimented by fine French oak characters. Showing a tight, linear structure with superb texture, minerality and classic balance, ‘The Minimalist’ Chardonnay finishes with exceptional natural acidity and lingering fruit.

GROWING REGION
Adelaide Hills

DATE BOTTLED
December 2015

% ALCOHOL
13.0%

ACIDITY
6.1g/L

pH
3.39

 

 

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