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BIRD in HAND Chardonnay 2016

BIRD in HAND Chardonnay 2016

AU $35 This limited release Adelaide HIlls Chardonnay is pale straw with a hint of green in colour. The grapes were hand-picked and whole bunch pressed to extract only the purest juice.

The wine has been fermented and matured for nine months in a mix of new (30%) and 1-4 year old French oak barrels. Fermentation was 100% wild, with each barrel an individual ferment. Following primary fermentation, barrels were left to complete a natural malo-lactic fermentation. During this time the barrels were stirred weekly to suspend the lees, giving the wine added texture and flavour.

Intense aromas of white nectarine, apricot and grapefruit combined with subtle creamy cashew and nougat characters. The resulting wine is richly textured, with natural fruit weight framed by bright acidity and restrained oak influence.
  • 2016
  • Chardonnay
  • 750 mL
  • 13.37 %
Awards
Gold medal, New Zealand International Wine Show 2017; Gold medal, International Wine Challenge, London 2017; Gold medal, San Francisco Wine Challenge, 2017
Region
Adelaide Hills, SA
Vintage
2016