Estate Chardonnay 2018

Estate Chardonnay 2018

Since this wine's debut in 1985, it has evolved into an elegant, modern Australian style. Sourced from the older plantings on the estate, this wine shows the heritage and knowledge gained over three decades of growing and making Chardonnay in Eden Valley.
Item No. HEGCHA186-BT
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Since this wine's debut in 1985, it has evolved into an elegant, modern Australian style. Sourced from the older plantings on the estate, this wine shows the heritage and knowledge gained over three decades of growing and making Chardonnay in Eden Valley.

The Details

Tasting Note Pale green-gold in colour. Fresh and fragrant aromas of stone fruits, grapefruit pith and citrus zest with subtle hints of roasted hazelnuts and spicy oak.
Best Enjoyed With A lovely accompaniment to pan-seared crispy skin salmon and citrus hollandaise sauce or tofu scramble with grilled asparagus.
Treatment A single vineyard modern Australian Chardonnay with an elegant, layered palate of stone fruit and hazelnut underpinned by the fine creaminess of yeast lees contact and French oak. Fermented and matured for 11 months in new French oak barriques (28%), one year old French oak barriques (25%), balanced in older French oak barriques.
Vintage 2018
Varietal Chardonnay
Region Eden Valley
Alcohol by Volume 12%
Cellaring Recommendations Enjoy now or cellar 5-10 years
Pack Size Options 1 , 6

The Story

Heggies Vineyard is perched in the high country of Eden Valley, where the combination of cool climate and high altitude provide the perfect conditions for producing some of Australia’s finest Chardonnay. The majority of the estate is comprised of three favoured Burgundian clones that provide a range of flavour opportunities for Heggies Vineyard Chardonnay. Fruit for this wine is selected from the older blocks on the estate with a range of aspects. These blocks are characterised by their shallow topsoils which are strewn with quartz on well-drained slopes. The vines yield low crops, which consistently produce Chardonnay of outstanding flavour intensity. The combination of clones in this blend exhibits our extensive experience working with the variety in Eden Valley.

Clones

Bernard clones 95, 76 and also OF; planted 1979, 1992, 2002.

 

Heggies Estate Chardonnay includes clones from one of the first Bernard plantings in Australia.

 

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