Grand Barossa Chardonnay 2022
Tasting Notes

Aromas of citrus fruits, melon and white peach lead to bright tropical fruit flavours on the palate with refreshing acidity, 

Grand Barossa Chardonnay displays all the delicacy, elegance and finesse that can be achieved from this noble variety. 

Winemaking

The grapes were picked early to retain freshness and acidity. Fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel to preserve the fresh aromatics with a small portion of the Chardonnay was fermented and matured in seasoned French oak to add depth, complexity and structure.

 

Reviews
92 Points
Review by: Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot
The grapes for this wine were harvested early to ensure that freshness and vibrant acidity is retained. Fermentation was in French oak, followed by maturation, where some of the French oak is new.  A dilute yellow hue here, there is a gentle nose and even some elegance evident. Quite a refined style, which is not necessarily what springs to mind when one thinks Chardy from the Barossa, but the team have overcome all obstacles. A cracking vintage helps. We have notes of melons, citrus, a hint of apricot kernel and gentle cashews. Even a dollop of the tropicals. Decent length here and good balance throughout. Drink now and at any time over the next three to four years. Impressive stuff.

 

Tasting Notes

Aromas of citrus fruits, melon and white peach lead to bright tropical fruit flavours on the palate with refreshing acidity, 

Grand Barossa Chardonnay displays all the delicacy, elegance and finesse that can be achieved from this noble variety. 

Winemaking

The grapes were picked early to retain freshness and acidity. Fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel to preserve the fresh aromatics with a small portion of the Chardonnay was fermented and matured in seasoned French oak to add depth, complexity and structure.

 

Reviews
92 Points

Score: 92 Points
Review by: Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot
The grapes for this wine were harvested early to ensure that freshness and vibrant acidity is retained. Fermentation was in French oak, followed by maturation, where some of the French oak is new.  A dilute yellow hue here, there is a gentle nose and even some elegance evident. Quite a refined style, which is not necessarily what springs to mind when one thinks Chardy from the Barossa, but the team have overcome all obstacles. A cracking vintage helps. We have notes of melons, citrus, a hint of apricot kernel and gentle cashews. Even a dollop of the tropicals. Decent length here and good balance throughout. Drink now and at any time over the next three to four years. Impressive stuff.

 

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