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.
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.