About the Wine
The Bleasdale Adelaide Hills Chardonnay is a lovely example of what the Adelaide Hills can offer, with ripe aromas and flavours of citrus, stone fruits and biscuit, and some texture due to ageing on its lees for several months. Maturation in 25% new barrels means the oak is present on the nose and palate but it's not overpowering.
With a bit of bottle age now, the characters have come into balance brilliantly, and it will be a great wine to sip by itself or to enjoy with a wide range of foods such as chicken or fish. While it can be very much enjoyed now, it will also develop in bottle for a few more years.
Bleasdale Vineyards is Langhorne Creek's founding winery. Established in 1850 by English migrant Frank Potts who arrived in South Australia on the Buffalo in 1836, Bleasdale remains one of Australia's oldest wineries.
Bleasdale's source vineyards are situated on the floodplains of the Bremer River in Langhorne Creek, benefiting from the cooling breezes across Lake Alexandrina, and the cool slopes of the Adelaide Hills.