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2021 Varney Wines Chardonnay

Adelaide Hills, SA

Cool, elegant modern Adelaide Hills Chardonnay with some mild oxy characters adding interest.

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About The Wine

A cool, classy example of Adelaide Hills Chardonnay here from Alan Varney, with some tangy oxidative characters

This is just the way you should treat cool climate Chardonnay. It's fermented with wild yeast, stirred regularly in barrel, and kept in a trim, elegant frame.

These wines from Varney are incredibly stylish for the price. Fresh, modern, easily approachable yet imbued with enough complexity to keep you coming back for more. This Chardonnay is no exception.

Lovely stuff for those who enjoy finer, more slipstream versions of Chardonnay.

About Varney

Varney Wines began with just a "tonne for fun" for Alan Varney to play around with over a decade ago.

He took his years of experience working at top South Australian wineries, including time spent at Orlando Wines, Longview Vineyard and over a decade as senior winemaker at d’Arenberg, and poured his skills into crafting a style of wine that he and his friends and family could enjoy.

The side gig became a full-time obsession, leading to Alan purchasing a dilapidated property at the Gateway of McLaren Vale to house a tasting room alongside his wife Kathrin’s restaurant, Victor’s Place. A sustainable modern winery was built and their first commercial release was unveiled. The wines have been taking off ever since culminating with Varney being named James Halliday's Best New Winery in 2021.

Winemaker Alan Varney
Winemaker Alan Varney
McLaren Vale, SA
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From The Producer

p>Sourced from two distinguished vineyards in the Adelaide Hills; Echunga and Macclesfield. Specific parcels were harvested over a three week period. Some early batches harvested with high natural acidity to lend the finished blend vibrancy and length.

All fruit was hand-picked, cold pressed, wild yeast fermented at cool temperature on full solids in Burgundy coopered barriques and kept separate until blending. A small portion of hyper-oxidised full solids ferment pressings were used in the final blend to add texture and mouthfeel. Matured in barrel for 7 months with frequent lees stirring prior to blending and bottling.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.8%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Alan & Kathrin Varney
Alan & Kathrin Varney
McLaren Vale, SA
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    A Beautiful Chardonnay

    Not big and buttery, but beautiful nevertheless.

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