2016 Cold Chalk Chardonnay
During the past few vintages, Ben has been searching for the perfect cold site to make a dry Chardonnay renowned for the purity of its aroma and taste. ‘Tomich’ vineyard situated in the Adelaide Hills, is where he found it – a cool climate vineyard located in an area which is 2.5 degrees cooler than McLaren Vale on average.
The winemaking process has resulted in a wine that is higher in natural acid, low in alcohol, which aids in giving the ‘Cold Chalk’ it’s complexity. It demonstrates a flinty, steely edge and chalky mouth feel, without compromising the purity of the fruit in both flavour and aroma.