2020 CRFT The Arranmore Vineyard Chardonnay

An elegantly rich and minerally organic Chardonnay, from the Adelaide Hills.

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From their own certified organic vineyard, this Chardonnay from Frewin and Candice is a sublime wine, with so much going on, and so much more to come.

Stone fruit drives the aromas on this wine with childhood ice block; splice-like, pine/lime character as well. Fresh and lively with sweet citrus yet at the same time complex with a nutty biscuit character. Natural acidity from this cool-climate region carries through the palate, with peach, and butterscotch notes harmonising with this soft acid character.

Such a complex and interesting wine, with all the hallmarks of a Chardonnay to cellar.

100% NASAA Certified Organic Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, hand-picked. Whole bunch pressed followed by wild fermentation on full solids in tank, then transferred to oak for barrel fermentation around half way through ferment. Some light lees stirring with full malo-lactic fermentation in oak. Matured for 7 months in 100% French oak, 30% new, 70% older oak. 100% natural acidity.

94 Points - "Arranmore Vineyard the culprit here. Wet slate, peach juice, preserved lemon, ginger. Supple, flowing, long, some richness here and strong minerality though savouriness is also a feature. Lots going on. Excellent the more you pause on it. And high drinkability. Into it." Mike Bennie (Wine Front)

93 Points - "A bright straw-yellow hue. White peach, roasted nut and struck flint aromatics. It's tightly-wound on the palate with barely ripe stone fruits, lemon zest layering with bacon fat and a saline minerality. Acidity is a big part of the wine, with a tight focus into a dry fuzz of phenolics at the finish." Stuart Knox (The Real Review)

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