ess&see 2016 Adelaide Hills Chardonnay
ess&see Chardonnay

2016

Tasting Note

Aromas of lemon curd, granny smith apple, roasted cashew, vanilla, hints of struck match can be expected. The palate linear and lean on first impression, but it’s the power that really stands out. A mix of granny smith apple, grapefruit, lemon curd, roasted nuts and pie crust before and enticing hint of vanilla.

Alcohol: 13.5% vol.

Best Drinking: Still youthful and will benefit from 2-4 years cellaring

Vineyard & Winemaking

100% Chardonnay fruit sourced from Bill Hardy’s top Chardonnay site in the cool climate region of Adelaide Hills. Fermentation was carried out in barrel with extended lees contact and constant stirring to achieve intensity and complexity. 100% French oak, a mix of barriques and hogsheads (20% new oak) helped impart further complexity and character in the wine.