2016 Penny’s Hill The Minimalist Chardonnay
|Region||Mclaren Vale and Adelaide Hills, SA|
From its first production of 141 cases of 1995 Shiraz, Penny’s Hill has established a fine reputation for outstanding vineyards from which acclaimed estate wines have emerged. Every step of the way, from tending the narrow-planted, low yielding vineyards through to hands-on winemaking, a meticulous approach ensures wines under the Penny’s Hill banner deliver an exceptional balance of texture, complexity and interest, with quality exceeding price, the ultimate objective.
|Wine||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 30% new oak the wine was barrel selected then blended prior to bottling in December 2017.|
White stone fruits and spice with hints of cashews, chalky and flinty notes. Superb texture and complexity finishing with exceptional natural acidity and lingering fruit flavour.
|Tasting Note||White peach - Cashews - Complex|
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