Adelaide Hills – 700 dozen produced
This makes a powerful statement about how good chardonnay from the ultra-cool Piccadilly Valley can be. The Grosset Piccadilly, which has always drunk beautifully with age, is often shy and reserved on release. Not so here: with the riotously perfumed and intense, though delicate, primary flavours of nectarine and peach against a backdrop of hazelnut complexity.
This is refined yet exuberant with lively flavours and bright natural acidity on a fresh, crisp, pristine finish of impressive length. Delicious!
Ageing potential: Enjoy now or up to 7 years
Source: Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills; coolest grape growing sub-region in South Australia. South facing (cool) site
Fermentation: Barrel fermented French oak barriques (40% new), 10 months, partial natural malolactic fermentation
Fruit Flavours: Honeydew melon, grapefruit, white peach
Profile: mineral, focused, fresh, refined
Fining: Nil – suitable for vegans and vegetarians
Date of Release: 1 March 2017