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Grey Label Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2019

Grey Label Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2019

Grey Label Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2019

RRP (750 mL)
$35.00
750 mL
$35.00
6 x 750 mL
$210.00

Overview

Overview

Grey Label Chardonnay was sourced from selected vineyards in the more elevated regions of the Adelaide Hills, around Piccadilly and Lenswood. The cool, high-altitude climate benefits from occasional fog and cloud cover which, together with long bursts of gentle sunshine, allow for long, slow ripening and full flavour development, while retaining high natural acidity and low pH. Diversity in vineyard altitudes and soils has ultimately resulted in a true reflection of the region’s terroir – an elegant and complex wine with a purity of fruit and refined flavours. Chardonnay was predominantly hand picked, and was 100% fermented in French oak. 100% malolactic fermentation and 8 months maturation with lees stirring every 2-3 weeks provided complexity and oxidative protection.

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2019
Country Australia
Region Adelaide Hills
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13%
Peak Drinking Now - 2029
Winemaker The Wolf Blass Team

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

94 Points Ray Jordan
92 Points Mike Bennie

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Chicken
Fish
Seafood
Salad
Veg
Spicy Food

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Classic white stone fruit, nectarine and peach, flint stone and nougat, withwell-balanced and integrated malolactic complexity.

Flavours and Palate

Juicy, fresh cut white peach and nectarine provides a succulent flavour base to the mid palate. T his is complemented by a fine acid structure that provides length, further enhanced by a subtle phenolic structure on the finish. Well integrated oak provides structure but does not interfere with the integrity of the wine. A fine sulphide complexity provides interest to the palate and speaks to its provenance as an Adelaide Hills Chardonnay.

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Adelaide Hills, South Australia

The Adelaide Hills is one of Australia’s younger wine regions, but it’s as savvy as its famous Sauv Blanc. With a cool climate and high altitude, its dynamic winemakers are also responsible for t

Vintage Conditions

Cold, wet and windy conditions in November resulted in poor fruit set and lower yields. The growing season was warm but not as extreme as in previous vintages, and harvest was a little ahead of normal. The vintage yielded high quality, due much in part to dry conditions during the important ripening period.

Clare Dry - Winemaker

During her teens, Clare's interest in horticulture led to work experience at a winery on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula where she grew up. It took just two days of work experience for her to know she wanted a career in the wine industry. After high school, Clare enrolled in a Bachelor of Oenology (Wine Science) at Adelaide University and then, with a thirst for more practical knowledge before recommencing study, took a gap year to work on a vintage on the Mornington Peninsula, and a second in the Pfalz region of Germany.

Since her graduation in 2007, Clare has been a key member of the Wolf Blass team and works alongside her colleagues to ensure the guiding principles behind each wine are met.

Clare has a strong interest in cool climate wines and is particularly fond of the Adelaide Hills, where she spends a lot of time in vineyards during vintage assessing grapes for harvest, especially Pinot Noir.