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2015 Mountadam Marble Hill Chardonnay

2015 Mountadam Marble Hill Chardonnay

'On the palate there is admirable depth and good structure and the oak is fully integrated.'
91 Points - Philip Rich, Halliday's Wine Companion

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DESCRIPTION
  • The story of Marble Hill began in the 1860s when South Australian landowner and parliamentarian Sir Samuel Davenport was given a cutting of “chardonuet” by a French horticulturist. Somehow, and history is not clear on the sequence of events that led to this, the cutting came to be grown in the South Australian Governor’s summer residence, a property known as Marble Hill in the Adelaide Hills. The vines eventually came to the attention of renowned wine industry pioneer David Wynn, who took a cutting and propagated further vines at a nursery in Adelaide.

    It is believed that this clone, which he called Marble Hill, no longer exists anywhere else in the world. The original French vineyards, from whence the clone came, were wiped out by phylloxera, and the Marble Hill property was destroyed by fire.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    The Marble Hill Chardonnay vines were hand harvested and then hand sorted on March 3, 2015. The fruit was gently pressed and the free run portion collected and settled. The juice was racked and filled to new French oak barriques for fermentation.

    The growing season for vintage 2015 started well. Above average winter rain then filled the soils and dams. August and then spring were drier and warmer than average, and the vines got away to a very healthy start. An average December was followed by below average temperatures in January. During the second week of January good rain fell, which kept the vines healthy and grapes ripening.

    The palate has well balanced flavours of peach, meyer lemon, toasted almond, hazelnut and cinnamon. The wine has a tight acid line and integrated oak tannins which provide structure and length. The wine has excellent length and long persistence. The palate is left with meyer lemon and hazelnut flavours long after the wine has left the mouth.

    Region: High Eden
    Winemaker: Helen McCarthy
    Alcohol Content: 14.0
    Closure: Screwcap

  • REVIEWS

    'A pale, youthful and bright green-gold. With its core of citrus and apple fruit aromas, the fruit is at the cooler end of the chardonnay spectrum. On the palate there is admirable depth and good structure and the oak is fully integrated in a wine that can be enjoyed now but will still be looking good 5 years from now.'
    91 Points - Philip Rich, Halliday's Wine Companion