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Henschke, ‘Croft’ Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

Australia | 2018

£35.50 a bottle

The Henschke, ‘Croft’ Adelaide Hills Chardonnay has lifted and fragrant aromas of pear, white peach, nectarine and citrus with baking spices and toasted cashew. The palate shows richness and finesse with flavours of ripe peach and pear providing a fleshy textural quality. These characters are beautifully balanced by fresh citrus acidity and subtle oak nuances, giving the wine depth and finishing with incredible length.

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Producer

The Henschke family have been making wine at their estate in the Eden Valley since 1868. Fifth-generation winemaker Stephen Henschke took over running the winery in 1979. Together with his viticulturist wife Prue, they have taken their two single vineyards, Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone, and transformed them into two of Australia’s most sought-after wines. Through a combination of great viticulture from Prue, who is at the forefront of re-introducing native plants into their vineyards to improve biodiversity, and winemaking from Stephen, they have built upon their inheritance and turned this traditional producer into one that is recognised by savvy wine drinkers throughout the world.

Grape Variety

100% Chardonnay.

The grapes are whole-bunch pressed to tank for cold-settling, followed by racking into French oak barriques. Several parcels were allowed to spontaneously undergo wild yeast fermentation. Wine in then barriques aged remained on lees and were stirred periodically for approximately six months. Some malolactic conversion was allowed to occur, and the wine matured for 10 months in oak before bottling.

Food Match

Delicious with pork, poultry & seafood.

Executive chef, Asher Blackford from Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, recommends his recipe of Kangaroo Island Pork Belly with Curry Yogurt, Autumn Brassicas, Muscatel & Capers

Alcohol Percentage

13.5%

Additional information

Country of Origin

Region

South Australia

Grape Variety

Style

Full Bodied & Rich Whites

Alcohol Percentage

13.5%

Vintage

2018

Food Pairing

Pork, Poultry, Seafood

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