16 Stops Chardonnay, 2020
Crisp and elegant, this wine has fresh citrus aromas complemented with white peach and nectarine on the palate. A lovely texture and a savoury edge. The acidity is nicely balanced, giving the wine good length on the finish.
Meet the maker: Willunga 100
Region: Adelaide, South Australia – Australia
Grape(s): Chardonnay (97%), Riesling (3%)
13.5% ABV / 750ml
The grapes for this wine were sourced from four different vineyard sites across South Australia: Lower Murray (57%), Riverland (33%), Langhorne Creek (7%) and Clare Valley (3%).
All of the vineyards use modern trellis systems and are fully irrigated.
The fruit was machine picked and taken to the winery in the cool of the night, where it was fermented in stainless steel tanks.
No oak was used at any stage to retain the fresh fruit character in the final wine.
Neutral and varietal-enhancing yeasts were used with a cool, steady ferment to retain aromatic character.
The wine spent three months on lees prior to filtering and bottling.