2018 Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay
- Cellar Door
- Piccadilly Valley
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
- Drinking Window
- 2019 - 2028
A limited release chardonnay from fruit chosen off the Chapel Valley block adjacent the old cemetery. The long-demolished chapel is remembered onsite by a miniature replica and now, this single vineyard chardonnay. Ferment was sparked by indigenous yeasts and the wine aged in Burgundian oak both old and new for nine months. Just 200 dozen made.
- Attached Files
"Smoky sulfides and toasty barrels; lovely richness as well as refinement. Vital, fresh, lively. It treads the fine line of taut and tense but also generous."
The Real Review - Professional
“This is nice drinking. It sits in that easy, clean and crisp nature of chardonnay that seems to suit all comers. Mostly showing just ripe stone fruit, faintest nougat characters, a squeeze of sweeter citrus characters, it slips nicely along the palate with just enough flavour, just enough freshness. It dials in chardonnay well."
The Wine Front - Professional
Gourmet Traveler Wine - Professional
"This has superb delicacy and refinement, aromas of fresh creamy nectarine, grapefruit and subtle nuttiness from the barrels. Grapefruit dominates the palate together with a subtle grip that combines with refreshing acidity to cleanse the finish. Delicious."
“200 dozen bottles made from a small vineyard. Wild-fermented, matured in new and used oak for 9 months. Complex: a well made marriage of creamy biscuity notes on the one hand, soaring citrussy acidity on the other. To 2028.”
James Halliday 2020 Wine Companion - Professional
"Wow. This is driven and electric on the palate. So much intense cooked-apple, lime, cream and praline character on the palate. Full body. Goes on for minutes. Love this one. Drink now. Screw cap."
JamesSuckling.com - Professional