Thomson Estate Lookout Ridge Chardonnay 2018 (12 x 750ml) SA

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Overview

Fruit - This Chardonnay was grown on mature vines with an average of 40 years on limestone soils. The result is a wine with lively fruit intensity and good acid balance. The 2017 vintage was wetter than usual and picked in three distinctly different parcels of ripeness. Layered complexity of green apple/citrus, peach and tropical diversity are in a refreshing and vibrant style.

Winemaking - The richness of the fruit in its natural state meant that minimal intervention was required in the winery. Separate parcels were left on skins for some time in order to develop the keen tannin structure, then fermented in stainless steel with some French oak influence.

1838 was the year Walter Thomson, with wife Jane, arrived in Australia and established a winemaking tradition. Faithful to his approach, our estate grown parcels are carefully tended by our vignerons to create wines of great intensity.

Glorious vantage lookouts along the cliffs of the beautiful River Murray can be enjoyed near our mature vineyards.

Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Best Value Under $20 - Winestate Magazine July/Aug 2019

93 Points - Wine Showcase Magazine Aug 2019

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour - Pale straw with lemon yellow tinge

Aroma - Freshly cut white peach and jack fruit with perfumed citrus blossom highlight this vintage Chardonnay.

Palate - A refreshing palate of stone fruits and melon with a creamy mouthfeel and lingering finish. Serve chilled with chargrilled fish, fresh salads and stir fry dishes.

Vegan and Vegetarian friendly

Vintage
2018
Region
SA - Other South Australian
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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Scotts Creek wine range is produced by Byrne & Smith Wines.  

Byrne & Smith have one of Australia's largest family owned vineyard estates, with over 520 hectares in wine growing regions including Clare Valley and Riverland, South Australia.

In 1960 Romla & Eric Byrne first purchased the property Devlin's Pound near Waikerie, in the Riverland, South Australia. Here began the passion for brothers Rob and Terry Byrne with vineyards and viticulture. The first vines were planted on this site in 1965. Although originally working as a Chartered Engineer, it is the wine industry that has become the passion for Director Rob Byrne. Fellow Director Terry Byrne is a Roseworthy graduate and has been involved in vineyard ownership and management for over 30 years. Their philosophy is to grow quality fruit, whilst conserving our precious natural resources.

With a family history of three generations in the South Australian wine and horticultural industry, Byrne & Smith Wines is committed to maintaining environmental sustainability.

Scotts Creek vineyard is located just outside the historical township of Morgan in the Riverland, South Australia. Established in 1974, under the direction of Australian Wine Industry pioneer Max Schubert, the site was selected for its stony soils over a limestone base, producing wines with immense character and complexity. The historic vineyard overlooks the Scotts Creek Wetlands.

Not afraid to get her hands dirty, conservationist and grape grower Elise Byrne has passion, determination, and above all, a love of the environment. She explains... "Our group works to make a difference, thereby encouraging others to this national cause. Imagine the whole stretch of river, wetlands and floodplains managed and revitalised. Our group is doing it and so are others. The whole river system can be alive again!"

The future vision of Scotts Creek Wetlands is to continue to retain its prominent status by maintaining the biodiversity of its fauna and flora, in particular the endangered Growling Grass Frog (alias Southern Bell Frog).

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