In the near-perfect vintage conditions in McLaren Vale in 2008, all white varieties displayed strong varietal character and crisp acidity. This wine, our tenth Chardonnay release, shows luscious fresh tropical fruit, fine acidity, and with subtle use of oak, further establishes the Penny’s Hill Chardonnay reputation.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale straw and gold.
Tropical fruits and fresh peaches.
Subtle use of oak provides an underlay of creaminess and texture for this well-balanced wine. Note too a fine, juicy middle palate and a lingering finish.
Ready to drink now, but will cellar well for a good 6 years or more.
Destemmed, the grapes went straight to press, with minimal skin contact after which the free-run and pressings underwent cool fermentation separately. Left to settle clear in stainless steel tanks, a small portion (20%) wasfermented in 2 year old French barriques for 5 months. Ferment complete, the wine was settled out and the juice blended, prior to bottling on 21st July 2008.