2017 Guthrie Clones Chardonnay

Adelaide Hills, SA

Pristine, 96 point Hills Chardonnay from a young producer to watch. Great value!


A chardonnay born to rule for 20+ years.

James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

The cool climate of the Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills produces lovely tight versions of Chardonnay when in the hands of clever winemakers, such as Hugh Guthrie.

This fruit was picked from a single block in the quiet of morning, naturally fermented and allowed to go through natural malolactic fermentation. The result is a wine with lovely mouthfeel and a great balance between cool-climate tension and palate coating creaminess.

James Halliday awarded this 96 points, there is a lot of Chardonnay here on offer for the price.

About Guthrie Wines

Hugh Guthrie is making some very smart wines from the Adelaide Hills.

On one hand he offers excellent value classic styles of Chardonnay, Syrah and the like and on the other he gets a little experimental with some of the new European varieties becoming more and more popular.

He delivers on both fronts.

His lo-fi winemaking is delivering delicious results.

Guthrie Chardonnay post ferment
Guthrie Chardonnay post ferment
Adelaide Hills, SA

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"Bernard (75, 76 and 95), Entav and I10V1 clones hand-picked from neighbouring vineyards in Birdwood, whole-bunch pressed, wild-fermented in French oak (30% new), partial mlf, matured for 8 months. A pretty smart chardonnay is the outcome, the tension between the citrus components, stone fruit, French oak and acidity maintained from start to finish. A chardonnay born to rule for 20+ years." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Single vineyard Chardonnay hand picked from a vineyard in the Picadilly Valley. The fruit was chilled overnight and whole bunch pressed to seasoned export french oak barrels (350L). The cloudy juice then under went a natural ferment with temperature peaking at 32 degrees centigrade. After fermentation was complete the wine was sulfered to prevent malolactic fermentation.

The wine sat, undisturbed on fermentation lees for 11 months before being blended and bottled.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.0%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2037
Bottle Size : 750ml


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