Like much of South Australia, the 2015 growing season in Padthaway saw very little rain after July. However, due to these drier conditions, disease pressure was very low and rapid ripening occurred, with the start of vintage one of the earliest seen in many years. Yields were generally low, with average or below average crops experienced throughout the region, however this had the benefit of ensuring fruit quality was excellent. The wines produced from this vintage show outstanding flavour and expressive regional character, and have been hailed as being some of the best seen in recent memory.
Colour: Pale straw with a slight green hue
Nose: The nose is reminiscent of fresh melon, with charming floral undertones.
Palate: Lively and bright with a lengthy, refreshing finish, this Padthaway Chardonnay shows delightfully juicy melon and stone fruit characters on the palate, with nuances of nashi pear and just a hint of gentle oak.
Cellaring: Now until 2017 Food Match: Thai green chicken curry
Alcohol : 13% pH : 3.3 Acidity : 6.2 g/l Bottling Date : July 2015