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Howard Vineyard Adelaide Hills Blanc de Blancs 2022

$35.00
Lifted citrus, white peach and crème brûlée on the nose lead through to green apple and grapefruit spread across the palate, only interrupted momentarily with the melting toasty mouthfeel.
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Howard Vineyard Adelaide Hills Blanc de Blancs
Wine Specs
Variety
Chardonnay
Vintage
2022
Winemaker
Tom Northcott
Body
Light
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2025
Alcohol %
12
Closure
Cork
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
Howard own a couple of excellent vineyards in the Adelaide Hills, making small quantities of cracking good wines under their own label and selling a considerable amount of fruit to two of the very best Adelaide Hills producers. The vineyard sites are exceptional – Howard don’t need to acid adjust any of the fruit during vinification – an absolute rarity in Australia.
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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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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