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2021 Highfield Chardonnay

Adelaide Hills, SA

A great Value Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, that is as restrained as it is stunning.

ONLY 11 LEFT!

$30.00

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About

About This Wine

Duncan Lloyd is quite the thoughtful winemaker, even while creating single-variety wines, he always likes to make them in multiple batches, utilising different winemaking techniques to create complex and interesting wines.

With a mixture of stainless, and multiple sizes of oak vessels, they have crafted a Chardonnay on the lighter side for the variety, yet one with depth, and layers of interest and complexity. Gentle texture on the palate that goes well with the classic stone fruit and citrus character of the wine.

This wine has the freshness and purity of Chardonnay with subtle oak influence giving a soft mid-palate and understated vanilla and spice flavours. A fruit-driven wine, yet one with restraint, and lovely secondary notes as well.

About Highfield

Pete and Duncan Lloyd are a busy pair of brothers, not only do they run and make wines for their family label Coriole, they also founded their own brand Dune Wines, based on an organic single-vineyard they bought in 2009. And now, they bring us yet another sibling production; Highfield Wines.

Sourcing fruit from high elevation (400m+) family owned sites in the Adelaide Hills, Pete and Dunc have decided to produce more wines from more traditional varieties, yet still do things their own way, with an individual feel to it.

Wines that are moreish and delicious; rich in flavour, but always with bracing, refreshing acidity and textures drawn from ripe skin contact and gentle barrel integration. These wines are as modern, as they are interesting.

The Lloyd bros; Duncan and Pete
The Lloyd bros; Duncan and Pete
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

2021 was a vintage to remember. The season was beautifully spaced and even. Ripening was gentle and the fruit was harvested on 24 March at 11.8 baumé. The fruit was gently pressed and transferred to oak foudre (new for fermentation); a small amount was transferred to stainless steel. Post ferment the two parcels were blended with some lees retained. Maturation was carried out in a mixture of 300L and one large 3000 litre barrel.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Lloyd boys with dad and mentor Mark
The Lloyd boys with dad and mentor Mark
McLaren Vale, SA
Delivery

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