Atlas Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2019

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Huon Hooke
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James Halliday's Wine Companion
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ATCH201910 UCAU
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VINEYARD The fruit for this wine was grown at the Hill Smith Vineyard at Woodside in the Adelaide Hills. The vines at this east-facing vineyard grow in alluvial loam, limestone, shale and quartz, at an altitude of around 400m. WINEMAKING Our approach was to celebrate this special parcel of fruit from an exceptional vineyard, not force it into a preconceived style. Grapes were hand-picked and whole bunch pressed, and the juice went straight from the press to French oak puncheons for wild fermentation on full solids. The resulting wine underwent partial (spontaneous) malolactic fermentation before being lees stirred for nine months to build texture, interest and complexity. THE WINE This pale-straw-coloured wine displays ripe citrus and white stone-fruit characters, with a flinty minerality, nougat and creamy yeast flavours from the lees, and subtle French oak and spice. TECHNICAL DATA Alcohol:13% pH:3.40 TA:5.94g/L Residual Sugar (GF):0.43g/L
VINEYARD The fruit for this wine was grown at the Hill Smith Vineyard at Woodside in the Adelaide Hills. The vines at this east-facing vineyard grow in alluvial loam, limestone, shale and quartz, at an altitude of around 400m. WINEMAKING Our approach was to celebrate this special parcel of fruit from an exceptional vineyard, not force it into a preconceived style. Grapes were hand-picked and whole bunch pressed, and the juice went straight from the press to French oak puncheons for wild fermentation on full solids. The resulting wine underwent partial (spontaneous) malolactic fermentation before being lees stirred for nine months to build texture, interest and complexity. THE WINE This pale-straw-coloured wine displays ripe citrus and white stone-fruit characters, with a flinty minerality, nougat and creamy yeast flavours from the lees, and subtle French oak and spice. TECHNICAL DATA Alcohol:13% pH:3.40 TA:5.94g/L Residual Sugar (GF):0.43g/L

Scores & Reviews

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Huon Hooke

Creamy lees aromas lead the way with the bouquet, the aroma of fluffy yeast lees. The wine is delicate, restrained, fruit-driven and lively in the mouth, the acidity very present and seamless. Very dry finish, lean and long. Intense and lingering - a lovely drop. 23 MAY 2020. Drink 2020–2028

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James Halliday's Wine Companion

This takes its time to strut it stuff. It will if you let it. Citrus and stone fruit, creamy and rich with the oak taking some control of the palate. A richer style yet with laser acidity cutting through