'Village' Chardonnay, crafted from the three single vineyards that Gareth and Rainbo Belton farm in Adelaide Hills, South Australia. This blend benefits from the acidity of Scary Gully, the precision of Piccadilly and the power of Ashton. Beautifully refined and complex Adelaide Hills Chardonnay that balances acidity and ripe fruit from a very cool and long growing season.
Vineyards: Scary Gully 50%, Piccadilly 40% & Ashton 10%
Vine age: 22-38 years
Clones: i10v1, 95, 96
Aspects: South (Scary Gully), north-west (Piccadilly), north (Ashton) & west (Udy's Road)
Soils: Light loamy clay over sandstone with extensive schist & quartz rubble.
Vinification: 100% whole cluster pressed and settled in tank overnight. Racked to a mixture of French and Austrian barriques, puncheons and foudre for nine months, 10% new.
TA: 5.8 g/L
NB: Photo is of Village Blanc, not Chardonnay.