Paralian Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2021


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The Wine

Hand-picked fruit, whole bunch pressed, the free run only was drained and fermented in French oak barrels - 33% new, majority in larger 500L puncheons. 100% wild ferment, left on lees in barrel for full malolactic fermentation while stirring regularly to build texture.

Intense and complex aromas of flint and grapefruit with stone fruit overtones. Palate wise sees layers of phenolics supported by fleshy fruit, lees complexity and streamlined acidity. There’s touches of exotic white florals, fresh yogurt and sleek oak, with a comforting almond meal line. The drive of palate is long and flavoursome, a hallmark of this vineyard.

The Review

95 Points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

"Back again in 2021, after knocking off for a smoko in 2020.

Complex style of Chardonnay here with many layers and interesting things happening. It’s glossy and rich, almond and cashew, a little spice, white peach, lemon essence, firm grapefruity acidity, and a fine chalky texture. Powerful through the finish, but tight and flinty too. Flavour and savoury bits, rich but finely balanced. Excellent."