Part of the greater Hill Smith Family Vineyards family (including Yalumba). Wild ferment with fermentation and maturation in French oak for 13 months with 30% being new, the remainder 1 and 2 year old oak . Winemaker is Teresa Heuzenroeder.
Hill-Smith Estate, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills, 2018
Pale lemon gold in colour. Striking nose: plenty of white stone fruit, grapefruit and complex aromas of struck match flinty-ness torn bread crust, nougat with a mossy earthiness. Rounded front palate with generous creamy fruit quality off-set by young savoury, spicy oak. Tightly packed in to an almost briny finish with a focused line of acidity. Full potential will be unleashed with a small amount of time.
Wine sample courtesy of Hill Smith Estate