The cool climate and elevation of the Adelaide Hills is widely recognised as one of Australia’s preeminent regions for producing refined Chardonnay. Our search for a quality site led us to Charles and Vanessa Rosback’s Bowyer Ridge vineyard near Loberthal.
A very tricky vintage for growers in the Hills with rainfall through the growing period. Mild weather and cool nights resulted in great cool climate acid retention in the Chardonnay, but the work was done in the vineyard with Charles being vigilant against disease pressure and careful handpicking at harvest time to avoid botrytis bunches.
The wine has straw yellow with a green hue. Fresh white peach and fig fruits with slight citrus lime and oak spice flavours and fresh pear and white peach with a crisp line of acidity on the palet. A textured, bran meal mouthfeel from
the wild fermentation and French oak. Great length and minerality
Tasting Notes: 2011 Adelaide Hills Chardonnay