2020 Polish Hill River Chardonnay

2020 Polish Hill River Chardonnay

2020 Chardonnay

On the back of a dry 2019 growing season, the 2020 growing season was again very hot and dry. Limited soil moisture and poor fruit set due to extreme weather at flowering lead to a 40% reduction in yields from the previous season across our vineyards.

Tasting Notes

  • Colour – Light green straw.
  • Aroma – Aromas of stone fruit, melon, butterscotch and Crème brûlée, with subtle flinty and spicy French oak.
  • Palate – Generous juicy flavours of stone fruit and melon not unlike the nose with some underlying citrus characters. Well integrated French oak and some lees contact gives a slight buttery, creamy texture leading to a persistent clean finish.

Wine Specs

  • Variety: 100% Chardonnay
  • Fruit Source: Polish Hill River in the Clare Valley
  • Vintage: 2020
  • Reducing Sugar: 0.3 g/L
  • Acid: 5.86 g/L
  • Aging: 8-10 years bottle development.
  • Bottling Date: November 2020
  • Alcohol: 12.3%

Pairing Notes

Gruyere or Cheddar Cheese, Crab Cakes, Olives, Chicken or Pork dishes with a cream based sauce.

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February saw 50mm of rain and mild conditions, this helped to maintain natural acidity and was a blessing for our vineyards leading up to harvest. Fruit quality was excellent. Red varieties have great colour, concentration, richness and ripe tannins. White varieties have excellent flavours, purity and balance.

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