About This Wine
The 2017 'Sirocco' is possibly one of the best Chardonnays we have produced from our Lenswood vineyard. Drink now or over the next 5-8 years. Typical Adelaide Hills white peach, grapefruit and cashew characters with hints of struck match, cream and mineral in the background. Color: Medium to pale green, straw tints. Aroma: Understated yet complex at the same time, this wine displays typical Adelaide Hills white peach, grapefruit and cashew characters with hints of struck match, cream and mineral in the background. Palate: The medium weight palate displays white peach, cashew and cream as the main elements. Well balanced mineral acidity adds length and a little texture ensuring a clean, dry finish.
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The Adelaide Hills is one of the largest geographical wine regions in Australia, and amongst the most diverse in terms of climate, soil and topography. Because of this, many different varietals are planted here with the most dominant being Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. It is generally thought of as a cooler region, especially when compared to neighbouring Barossa to the north and Mclaren vale and Langhorne Creek to the south.
NZ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has been popular in Australia for a while now, but Adelaide hills Sauvignon Blanc (the most planted grape in the region) could be considered the Aussie Savvy Blanc. From www.adelaidehillswine.com.au about their Sauvignon Blanc: “Wines that are textured, edgy, vibrant and dry with exceptional fruit definition, length and crispness that marry superbly with summer seafood.”
You can also find some cool climate shiraz from the Adelaide hills, defying the more common big bold style that is usually seen in Australian Shiraz.