Ashton Hills Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2020
97 POINT RATED TONY LOVE JAMES HALLIDAY'S HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION ADELAIDE HILLS CHARDONNAY
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- 97 POINT RATED TONY LOVE HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
- 92 POINT RATED NICK STOCK JAMES SUCKLING.COM
- 92 POINT RATED AARON BRASHER THE REAL REVIEW
- 91 POINT RATED SIMON CURKOVIC WINE PILOT
Yellow peach and stonefruits are carried across the palate by a mouthwatering acid drive finishing with a touch of lemon curd. A hint of pithy phenolics provides the wine with a lovely moorish texture.
97 Point Rated - Tony Love Halliday Wine Companion
"From 2 sites across the valley, wild fermented, matured in a mix of old and new Burgundian barrels. But forget the technical. This is straight-out-of-the-blocks pure and delicious chardonnay, with just the right amount of all the elements fitting exactly together: exact ripeness in the white stone-fruit flavours, citrus acidity, oak-encouraged creaminess and finishing pithy texture. Purity, refreshment, A-list."
92 Point Rated - Nick Stock James Suckling.Com
“Bright lime and white stone-fruit aromas abound here with a gently chalky edge. The savory influences are super subtle. The palate delivers smooth lemon-curd and pear-pastry flavors in a fresh and restrained mode. Drink or hold.”
92 Point Rated - Aaron Brasher The Real Review
“Aromas of white lillies, nectarine, wet stone and a little lick of nutty oak. The flavours are fine and focused, lemony, pithy, quite tightly-bound and focused. There’s a cool, lemony tightness and brightness to the wine. An elegant wine with purpose and poise.”
91 Point Rated - Simon Curkovic Wine Pilot
“A fresh and very modern style of Australian Chardonnay that is anything but the ‘blousy oak driven heroic’ styles of yester-year. This super fine, elegant and flinty wine is bristling with acidity with flavours of just ripe yellow apples, just ripe white nectarines and grapefruit. A very subtle almond and macadamia nut character provides complexity and combined with some light oak influences including a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg provides structure complimenting the elevated acidity of wines from this part of the world.”
A limited release chardonnay from two selected Piccadilly Valley sites. Ferment was sparked by indigenous yeasts and the wine aged in Burgundian oak (predominantly puncheons) both old and new for eight months.
Flowering in Piccadilly Valley is relatively late owing to the cool climate, and we were lucky to flower during a warm window, however, combined with a dry season, yields were still compromised, as they were across the state. Although in short supply, quality was excellent and the clean fruit ripened in mild conditions showing good flavour and concentration.
Piccadilly Valley, South Australia
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