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Eight at the Gate Family Selection Chardonnay 2017

Special Price $35.00 Regular Price $38.00
An excellent and very fresh aged Chardonnay. Crisp and textural, it offers melons, citrus, a hint of pepper, a gorgeously rich texture and has good length. A bargain.
Eight at the Gate Family Selection Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Variety
Chardonnay
Region
Limestone Coast, SA
Vintage
2017
Winery
Di Giorgio
Winemaker
Peter Douglas
Body
Medium
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2029
Bling
1 x Gold Medal, 95pts Wine Showcase Magazine
Alcohol %
13.2
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
Eight at the gate is a family affair, owned and managed by sisters Jane Richards and Claire Davies. The ‘eight’ references their 8 kids, oft found hanging off a gate in or near the vineyard in the early days. The Vineyard is large at well over 100 acres in the Wratonbully sub-region and the fruit is in high demand from wineries in the region. They keep a very small quantity of the best fruit for themselves and turn out exceptional wines, like the 2019 Family Selection Chardonnay, which was recently awarded the trophy for best Chardonnay and best white wine at the Limestone Coast Wine Show.
Limestone Coast, SA

Region

Limestone Coast, SA

The Limestone Cost comprises a few sub-regions you've likely already heard of, such as the ...
The Limestone Cost comprises a few sub-regions you've likely already heard of, such as the acclaimed Coonawarra. But in amongst the known are some hardly knowns that you may miss, and shouldn't. Wrattonbully, Mount Benson and Padthaway – feel free to read up on these in more detail, but here's an overview. History With vines dating back to the 1970's, Wrattonbully grew to fame in the early 90's when larger producers like Hardy's and Beringer Blass began planting. Primarily a red region, with shiraz and cabernet sauvignon in quantity. Mount Benson, first planted in 1989, is a newcomer to the South Australian industry. It has quickly esta ... 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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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.

Read more
Limestone Coast, SA
Limestone Coast, SA

The Limestone Cost comprises a few sub-regions you've likely already heard of, such as the acclaimed Coonawarra. But in amongst the known are some hardly knowns that you may miss, and shouldn't.

Wrattonbully, Mount Benson and Padthaway – feel free to read up on these in more detail, but here's an overview.

History

With vines dating back to the 1970's, Wrattonbully grew to fame in the early 90's when larger producers like Hardy's and Beringer Blass began planting. Primarily a red region, with shiraz and cabernet sauvignon in quantity.

Mount Benson, first planted in 1989, is a newcomer to the South Australian industry. It has quickly established itself as on par with it's older cousins, producing excellent cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, and chardonnay. Cool ocean breezes aid in producing complex, deeply flavoured wines.

Padthaway, like the Coonawarra, has the same red-gold soil, but warmer temperatures overall. Similar in climate to the

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