Chardonnay 2017 – Black Market Deal #37480
- Rich, full
- Adelaide Hills
This chardonnay from an up-and-coming producer is is a bit of a fence sitter, or rather has a foot in both camps, and is all the better for it. It has the alluring richness of classic chardy on approach, with stone fruit and a touch of brioche (from lees stirring). Just when you are being delighted by these generous elements, in comes the cool climate freshness and driving acid that balances the wine and gives it great length. It’s an approachable wine that is so easy to like, with food or without.
What is a Black Market deal?
Black Market deals are only made possible if we don’t reveal the maker’s brand on site. The wines are the genuine article – absolutely no cleanskins or fake brands, just dangerously good value. You won’t find out what it is until it hits your doorstep, but you won’t regret it. Just keep it on the down low.
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- Adelaide Hills
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 100% Chardonnay
- Serving Temp.
Don't kid yourselves, the Adelaide Hills are bigger and much more diverse than they seem. It stretches over 80km from the Barossa Valley in the North to McLaren Vale in the South. The area is so variable that small pockets such as Piccadilly and Longwood can only ripen marginal such as Chardonnay or Pinot Noir, whereas other specific areas are perfect for peppery Shiraz and ballsy Cabernet. A healthy mix of experienced hands and young hipsters ensure the region stays at the cutting edge of the industry. Natural wines, and new European varieties including Nebbiolo and Gruner Veltliner are some of the more recent highlights to keep an eye out for.