A wine of seriousness that will bring pleasure and contemplation for years to come.
About The Wine
The 'Tiers Vineyard' is the oldest block of Chardonnay planted in the Adelaide Hills, established in 1979.
In 2003, Brian Crozer opted to replant a section of the vineyard to Burgundian Chardonnay clones. The vines, spaced only 1.5m apart, have yielded intense fruit from early in their life.
"This unique section of The Tiers Vineyard produces earlier ripening, fuller flavoured Chardonnay than the 1979 old vine," says Crozer. They yield a wine of high impact, full figure and razor-sharp acidity.
This is a powerful Chardonnay that commands attention.
Brian Croser is a legend in the Australian winemaking community. From his founding of Petaluma over 40 years ago, he helped put the Adelaide Hills on the map.
After ceding control of Petaluma in 2001, Brian founded Tapanappa, in partnership with the Bollinger, and Lynch Bages families, in order to continue with his vision, creating benchmark Australian wines.
His focus is on ensuring the right varieties are planted in the most suitable terroir for them, which is reflected in the name Tapanappa meaning ‘sticking to the path’ in the local indigenous language.
With three distinct vineyard sites across the Adelaide Hills, Wrattonbully and Fleurieu, Brian and his family produce elegant terroir driven wines.