Chardonnay 2016 (Sold Out)


Golden, spent flint, licked slate, honeyed fruits, bring me a roast chook with all the trimmings to feast like a king.

Warm and round this wine has body but can shape shift if chilled to show its elegance.

A portion was partially open fermented then briefly shown the belly of a large French oak beast.

Carefully selected, crafted and now glugged. Comfortingly embracing… Salute!

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Tasting Notes

Vintage: 2016
Varieties: Chardonnay 100%
Region: Adelaide Hills 100%

Paul’s notes:


“The 2016 resembles it’s previous vintage but has a better mouthfeel with beautiful natural acidity… delicious!”

“Old School”, minimal intervention Chardy, I’ve been playing with and making chardonnay for my personal consumption for years. 2016 is the second Chardonnay I decided to put into bottle.

I started with a small parcel of Chardonnay from Willunga, some from Christmas Hill (Adelaide Hills, just in the ranges of McLaren Vale), which I treated mean and showed a small amount the insides of a new French Puncheon.
Basket pressed and open fermented, this baby had character.

I then organised for our mates at Paracombe to make a small parcel for us in a more “clean and lean” style, which I put together with my wild child.

With this wine I’m aiming for the best of both worlds. Old school oxidative character and new technique finish.

Fresh, crisp without being brittle and skinny. Perfect for summer days or any excuse.