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Chalk Hill Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2021

Special Price $25.00 Regular Price $28.00
Delicate yet refined and with good texture. Salinity, oyster shell, green apple and quality ‘lees stirred’ creaminess. A lovely drink now and over the next 5+ years.
Chalk Hill Adelaide Hills Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Variety
Chardonnay
Vintage
2021
Winery
Winemaker
Renae Hirsch
Body
Medium
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2029
Alcohol %
13
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
A family business for six generations, the Harvey clan have six vineyards spread across McLaren Vale going back to 1897. Alpha Crucis and Chalk Hill wines are small batch, hand crafted wines of distinction, reflective of the unique growing qualities of the region. Chalk Hill also owns the most excellent Alpha Crucis brand making staggeringly good, super premium kit. For value though it’s hard to go past the Chalk Hill branded kit in the $20-30 price range. These wines regularly pick up golds, trophies and big points from wine scribes.
Adelaide Hills, SA

Region

Adelaide Hills, SA

Considerably cooler than the surrounding plains, the hills are washed in rain during winte ...
Considerably cooler than the surrounding plains, the hills are washed in rain during winter months, and the peaks wrapped in fog. It is considered a high rainfall region compared to other Australian regions, but outside of winter the climate is warm and dry. Night time temperatures are the feature - notably cooler than the day when the sun sets. Worth noting is how the average rainfall increases the higher you go, with Mount Lofty picking up 1400mm on the old splash-o-meter compared to 850mm just 10K down the road in Charleston. This range of moisture and altitudes results in a variety of soils, but in general are sand and clay loam over clay subsoils. ... Read Full Article
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Chardonnay

Variety

Chardonnay

Chardonnay sits on the fence of many a wine enthusiast. Versatile, kind in nature and oh s ...
Chardonnay sits on the fence of many a wine enthusiast. Versatile, kind in nature and oh so compliant, however for most it's still dressed in attire that's so distinctly... 90s. Shoulder pads, overalls and bike shorts saw this particular version of white wine with such a wooded vengeance, we were practically asking the chefs to take the butter out of the meals to make way for it. Thankfully however, times are a changin'. Underneath all that 90s getup reveals elegance and sophistication and Australia is doing its bit to make Chardy interesting again.   History of Chardonnay Chardonnay has had a long and strange history in Australia. Cuttings wer ... Read Full Article
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Chalk Hill

Winery

Chalk Hill

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Chalk Hill Wines First Harvest & Grape Stomp Day
Chalk Hill Wines First Harvest & Grape Stomp Day

Chalk Hill Wines launched their very first harvest and grape stomp day, inviting wine lovers to get their feet dirty.

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Located in Littlehampton in the Adelaide Hills, Honey Bang Bang delivers a fun, vibrant take on South East Asian food. The venue is owned, run and served by husband and wife team, Montie & Hailey Waraich. Their food is created from locally sourced produce, to deliver meals with flavour bangs of high quality. Their love and passion for food is evident in their food, and is perfect to be shared amongst family and friends.

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Recently, Dan and Jess ventured up the hill (if you have been there before, you know what we are talking about) for the opening of the NEW Chalk Hill Deck Bar, as well as tasting their fifth small batch release, the 2021 Chalk Hill SBR Grüner Veltliner.
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Chardonnay
Chardonnay

Chardonnay sits on the fence of many a wine enthusiast. Versatile, kind in nature and oh so compliant, however for most it's still dressed in attire that's so distinctly... 90s. Shoulder pads, overalls and bike shorts saw this particular version of white wine with such a wooded vengeance, we were practically asking the chefs to take the butter out of the meals to make way for it. Thankfully however, times are a changin'. Underneath all that 90s getup reveals elegance and sophistication and Australia is doing its bit to make Chardy interesting again.

 

History of Chardonnay

Chardonnay has had a long and strange history in Australia. Cuttings were brought in by James Busby in 1832 and given its massive popularity these days you might imagine we’ve been slurping Chardy since then but the reality is that it wasn’t until the 1970s that Chardonnay was bottled as a single varietal and even then the labelling was as about as a transparent as a politician

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Adelaide Hills, SA
Adelaide Hills, SA

Considerably cooler than the surrounding plains, the hills are washed in rain during winter months, and the peaks wrapped in fog. It is considered a high rainfall region compared to other Australian regions, but outside of winter the climate is warm and dry. Night time temperatures are the feature - notably cooler than the day when the sun sets. Worth noting is how the average rainfall increases the higher you go, with Mount Lofty picking up 1400mm on the old splash-o-meter compared to 850mm just 10K down the road in Charleston. This range of moisture and altitudes results in a variety of soils, but in general are sand and clay loam over clay subsoils. A bit of shale and ironstone can be found, and the soil is acidic on average and rarely acidic.

The combination of climate and soil lends to superb cool-weather whites like Riesling (if you watch for mould), Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and crisp Chardonnays. Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon can also be found, with the grapes maturing

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