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White Label Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2017

White Label Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2017

RRP (750 mL)
$34.00
750 mL
$34.00
6 x 750 mL
$204.00

Overview

Overview

The White Label range boasts wines of rare distinction. Highlights of the vintage, these are contemporary expressions of classic wines, crafted using exceptional fruit from distinctive regions, passionate winemaking expertise and traditional values.

Pristine, elegant fruit creates a refined, distinctive and regionally expressive Chardonnay. Focused acidity drives a complex, structural palate with impeccable balance and exceptional length of flavour.

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2017
Country Australia
Region Adelaide Hills
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 12.5%
Peak Drinking Enjoy Now
Winemaker John Ashwell

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

92 points Ned Goodwin
Silver 2018 Decanter Asia Awards
Silver 2018 San Francisco Wine Show
Bronze 2018 KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show
Bronze 2018 Perth Royal Wine Show
Bronze 2018 Adelaide Wine Show
Bronze 2018 Royal Brisbane Wine Show
Bronze 2019 Sydney Royal Wine Show

Ned Goodwin

"A wine that fools many tasters into thinking it's a wine costing twice the price. A big company chardonnay with a firm glimpse of all that is good about the current idiom of mineral-clad stone fruit flavoured styles, mid-weighted, crunchy and energetic. This has a firm pulse."

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Chicken
Fish
Seafood
Pork
Cheese
Pasta
Veg

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

A fresh, complex nose with inviting aromas of stonefruits, peach and nectarine, hints of citrus and a touch of gunflint. Subtle nutty oak is present, yet seamlessly integrated.

Flavours and Palate

The palate is elegant and focused, with good mid-palate weight and impeccable balance. A fine acid line allows flavours to build and persist, and completes the wine with a tight finish and exceptional length.

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 top notch Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Above average winter rainfall set up the growing season with optimal soil moisture. Spring was cool and wet, with good conditions during late flowering. Cool weather continued into summer, with mostly moderate conditions remaining right through to a delayed harvest, maintaining vine balance, extending ripening, and ensuring excellent aroma and flavour development, with finesse and good natural acidity

John Ashwell - Winemaker

John's passion for the wine industry was nurtured early on by his parents, through their own interest in grape growing and determination to set up a successful boutique winery. 
As John got older he went on to manage his parents' vineyard in Queensland, located 800 metres above sea level on the Great Dividing Range. For the next two years John followed the annual cycle of grape vines with keen interest, before deciding it was time to learn how to turn grapes into wine.
He enrolled in a Bachelor of Applied Science (Wine Science) at Charles Sturt University in 2003, and the following years saw John studying while working in Central Victoria, the Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley and Sonoma County in California.
Returning to Australia for vintage in 2008, he decided South Australia was where he would be best placed to continue his winemaking education, so he packed his car with all his belongings and hit the road.
John started at Wolf Blass as a Vintage Winemaker in 2009, and has been working with us ever since. The range of wine styles and winemaking options available are a constant source of inspiration to him, and help drive his determination to ensure every wine under his care is the best it can possibly be.