|Grape/Varietal : Chardonnay||Color : White|
|Origin : Adelaide Hills||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Australia||ABV : 13.4%|
|Vintage : 2019||Natural Factor: No Added Sulphur|
Travis Tausend’s vines grow at the very Southern tip of the Adelaide Hills in a small community called Hope Forest. The original carers and traditional owners of this land are the Perimangk people. The soils here are varied but the vines put their roots into mostly clay, sand and ironstone based soils. The vineyard is planted on several slopes but mostly make use of a North-East aspect with exception to the merlot which faces the North-West.
Being in a raised valley that is cooled by two winds, the hot days experienced by the regions surrounding are mitigated by the Southern ocean wind and the gulf breeze, making the micro climate one of the coolest in the Adelaide Hills. Because of this beautiful flow of air, there are pockets of noble rot in the vineyard that Travis uses to add another layer to his riesling and sauvignon blanc.
Chardonnay sourced from 25 year old vines from the southern part of Adelaide Hills that borders McLaren Vale in South Australia. The soil in the vineyard is composed of clay, ironstone, schist and sand. The fruit was directly pressed into tank and left to ferment for approximately 2 weeks. The juice was then racked off into old barriques where it remained for 14 months before being bottled.
There are textures and complexity that build with air, nectarine, grapefruit, yuzu and lemon zest, notes of vanilla and brioche with focused minerality.
Pairs Well With:
Som Tom Polomai
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