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2020 Bleasdale Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

Adelaide Hills, SA

A light, ripe and attractive Adelaide Hills Chardonnay with lovely structure

$24.00

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Categories: Wines $25 or Less
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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.

About Bleasdale

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.

Bleasdale Vineyards
Bleasdale Vineyards
Langhorne Creek, SA
Additional Info

From the Producer

WINEMAKING TECHNIQUES

Handpicked grapes are chilled during transport before whole bunch pressing to oak. Fermentation with ambient yeasts on full juice solids in French oak puncheons. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in oak, regular lees stirring to build texture before blending and bottling.

OAK MATURATION

Fermentation and maturation in new (25%) and seasoned French oak puncheons for 9 months.

TASTING

Attractive stone fruit and citrus aromas with complexity from maturation on fermentation lees. The palate is fine and long with persistent flavour supported by oak structure and length.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.50%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

90Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"A genuine expression of Adelaide Hills chardonnay. The fruit is ripe enough to show its peach and melon naturals, while oak and lees treatments provide spice, structure and ginger biscuit flavours. Plenty to attract attention. Tasted 6 months before release – the wine should develop more mid-palate weight in 2021–22." Tony Love (Halliday Wine Companion)

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