Pale straw in colour, the 2021 Summers Chardonnay fills the nose with flavours of melon, juicy white peaches and nectarines, accented by sweet rock melon, granny smith apples, and fresh lemon zest. these fresh fruit aromas are accented by sweet floral top notes of peach blossom and honeysuckle, the earthy ground-spice characters of cinnamon, anise and allspice, and a touch of rich buttery Brioche that adds creamy sweetness and complexity to the bouquet
The palate is long and luscious with a creamy mid palate leading through to a crisply refreshing finish, with fresh citrus, white peach and honeydew melon. This is complemented by the sweet zing of lemon and lime curd, toasted crumpets with orange blossom honey, the sweet spicy concoction of Chai Tea
A classic pairing with roast chicken, pan seared salmon or a decadent cheese plate. The wine would pair spectacularly with Beef Wellington or Fillet Mignon as well.
"The 2021 SA vintage has been lauded & rightly so, with fantastic weather conditions giving us high quality fruit. The wonderfully varietal 2021 Adelaide Hills Summers Chardonnay has stone fruit & citrus complexed but nutty & breaded aroma from plenty of time in oak on lees. The palate is full of flavour, texture & persistence. For me this is great value Adelaide Hills Chardonnay that reflects an amazing vintage.” Craig Stansborough, Chief Winemaker