Orlando Hilary Chardonnay

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Hilary Adelaide Hills Chardonnay is a thoroughly modern and elegant Australian Chardonnay that offers a creamy style with subtle flavours and approachable character. The restrained use of oak balances the quintessential Adelaide Hills fruit character.
Colour

Pale straw with flashes of green
Aroma

Quintessential Adelaide Hills with white nectarine, lemon curd and hazelnut aromas, and underlying mineral characters in the background
Taste

Palate shows restraint with a nougat and creamy elegance. Subtle flavours along with the typical Adelaide Hills acid line bring freshness and length
Complements

Braised chicken on the bone with mushroom and thyme

Vineyards

Blocks from selected Piccadilly vineyards with their pure line and fine acid linear profile provide the backbone of this contemporary Chardonnay.
Vintage Conditions

The previous winter began with unseasonably dry conditions, but June and July had above average rainfall. Despite conditions being cold early in the season, soil temperatures rose to ensure an even budburst and good development of flowers. However, unseasonably cold conditions at the beginning of flowering resulted in poor fruit set in some varieties. In addition to record temperatures in late January, the region experienced two short heatwaves, with cooler conditions between the heat spikes. This combined with a mild autumn, resulted in good flavours, albeit a small crop.
Winemaking

Carefully selected parcels of fruit were fermented individually in a combination of new and one year old 300L and 500L French oak barrels. Partial malolactic fermentation was used to build texture while retaining freshness. A selection of specific barrels was used to create a balanced blend.

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Adelaide Hills, Australia

Size: 750 mlABV: 12.5% SKU: 6999 Categories: , ,