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Chalk Hill 'Luna' Chardonnay 2016

Special Price $16.00 Regular Price $20.00
Crisp Adelaide Hill Chardonnay with minimal oak influence. Plenty of stonefruits and citrus blossom here. There’s minerality throughout the palate, refreshing acidity and a prickle of cedar on the finish from the oak. Refreshing and satisfying.
Chalk Hill 'Luna' Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Region
Adelaide Hills, SA
Vintage
2016
Winery
Chalk Hill
Winemaker
Renae Hirsch
Bling
None yet but we like it!
Alcohol %
12
Size
750 mL
A family business for six generations, the Harvey clan have six vineyards spread across Mclaren Vale going back to 1897. Chalk Hill has a lot of old vine super premium Shiraz, Cabernet and Grenache in the ground but are also focused on new varieties well suited to the McLaren Vale’s Mediterranean climate, like Vermentino, Barbera and Sangiovese.
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. Read Full Article
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Chalk Hill

Winery

Chalk Hill

How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a man?... I don’t kno ...
How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a man?... I don’t know but I know there are not many roads a man can walk down in McLaren Vale without bumping into a Chalk Hill Vineyard! Region: McLaren ValeProprieter: Tom HarveyEstablished: 1996Address: PO Box 205McLaren ValeSouth Australia, 5171 With 6 plots spread the breadth and width of the Vale Tom Harvey and the Guys at Chalk Hill have the enviable position of being able to plant a diverse range of varietals specific to the different terroir that suits each vineyard. Chalk Hill’s tale has been growing for over 6 generations through the Harvey family and is sti ... Read Full Article
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Sprout Cooking Class - White fish with asparagus tabouli & herbed yoghurt
Sprout Cooking Class - White fish with asparagus tabouli & herbed yoghurt

As you may have seen on our social media, the winedirect.com.au Christmas bash was held at Sprout. The event was a blaring success both in festivities and the calibre of headaches the following morning.. below is one of the recipes we prepared that evening. Pairing wise, we'd suggest something like the 2013 Heirloom Eden Valley Riesling, just to let the acid give the dressing a good shove. Enjoy! [caption id="attachment_2002" align="alignnone" width="300"] Courtesy of Sprout, photo by Tania Pradun.[/caption]

Ingredients: (Serves 4) 1/2 cup dry quinoa 1 bunch flat parsley 1/2 cup dill leaves (optional)
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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.
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Anything But Chardy!
Anything But Chardy!

What a decade the 90s was! A quick poll in the office had my colleagues recalling happy pants, grunge, MC Hammer, 90210, mobile phones, the twilight of the Hawke/Keating era, Monica Lewinsky and of course... Chardonnay. It’s important to note that Chardonnay was here well before the 90s but this was the decade it was introduced to us, the masses, in two very distinct phases – wooded and unwooded. The wooded era came to us in the early 90s when many of the larger companies were serving up Chardonnay so cloaked in oak flavour and so oily in texture that the variety itself was lost in the noise. I kept hearing descriptors like ‘coconut and vanilla’ to describe the nose and ‘sweet’ to describe the taste. This was a time where we got to learn more about the application of oak in all its forms (chips and barrels) and residual sugar added in spoonfuls. Inevitably the overcorrection came where suddenly producers were scrambling to unleash their unwooded

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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

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Chalk Hill
Chalk Hill

How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a man?...

I don’t know but I know there are not many roads a man can walk down in McLaren Vale without bumping into a Chalk Hill Vineyard!

Region: McLaren Vale
Proprieter: Tom Harvey
Established: 1996
Address:
PO Box 205
McLaren Vale
South Australia, 5171

With 6 plots spread the breadth and width of the Vale Tom Harvey and the Guys at Chalk Hill have the enviable position of being able to plant a diverse range of varietals specific to the different terroir that suits each vineyard.

Chalk Hill’s tale has been growing for over 6 generations through the Harvey family and is still today committed to hand crafting wines. Wines that show off not just the grape and its surroundings but the character and personality of its creators.   Amidst usual suspects Shiraz and Cabernet,

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