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2020 Chardonnay

2020 Chardonnay

Full malolactic fermentation has given this vintage a greater textural influence and luscious mouthfeel.

David O'Leary Winemaker
$35.00
  • Wine Club Members Price
  • Vegan

Variety

Chardonnay

Region

Adelaide Hills

Food Pairing

Seafood

Vintage

2020

Colour

Straw with green tints.

Bouquet

Rich peach and nectarine fruit, with nutty French oak aromas.

Palate

Stone fruit flavours with a lingering minerality, great length of flavour and balanced acidity.

Ageing Potential

10 years or more.

Vineyard

Mark O'Leary's Benwerrin vineyard is located at Oakbank in the picturesque Adelaide Hills. Aspect is integral to the production of the highest quality fruit. At Benwerrin, the 20-year-old Chardonnay vines are planted on a northerly facing slope. This combination of the cool climate and long days of sunshine develops fantastic stone fruit flavours and aromatic qualities.

Vinification

Barrel ferment in new French oak, full malolactic fermentation. Six months maturation in oak.

Technical Details

Alcohol: 12.5%

pH: 3.32

Acidity: 7.1g/L

Awards + Reviews

92 points - 2022 Halliday Wine Companion

"Fermented in new French oak, followed by 6 months barrel maturation. Ripe peach, as is familiar in the Hills, very focused on the fruit feels. There's raw cashew and almond meal on the palate, too, for further richness. Simple and direct styling works well here." - Tony Love