2017 Sir Ian Botham Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills, Australia

2017 Sir Ian Botham Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills, Australia

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2017 Sir Ian Botham Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills, Australia

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Sophisticated Chardonnay combining refinement, generous flavours and drinkability.  Aged in 50% new and 50% seasoned oak, providing the texture, weight along with subtle toasty oak characters. A beautifully pitched white with pear and white stone fruit on the nose, not overtly ripe, it’s understated and fine. Lively acidity energises the palate and so although there’s plenty of weight here, it’s light on it’s feet throughout. Generous length, rolls on and on. Will appeal to both New World and Burgundy Chardonnay lovers. Drink 2019-2024+
Martyn Rolph, Private Account Sales Manager
 
Orange blossom, white peach and hints of almond are combined with complex toasty oak aroma’s to deliver a bouquet of depth and intrigue.
Beautifully luscious, full bodied and creamy, the aromas on the nose follow through to the palate with opulent white peach, grapefruit and lemon myrtle blending with fine acidity and well-integrated oak.  This is a wine of structure and elegance and will develop gracefully as it ages
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Sir Ian Botham

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Adelaide Hills

Adelaide Hills

Adelaide Hills, this up-and-coming South Australian region, may only be half an hour's drive from the city of Adelaide, spanning a 75km by 20km zone, but the change in topography is dramatic, the hot, dusty streets giving way to an elevated maze of verdant, twisting valleys of the Mount Lofty Ranges, offering varying aspects at between 350 and 700 metres.

Naturally, such a cool environment favours early ripening varietals such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Soils are predominantly low, fertile grey loam. The total area is approximately 500 hectares, with a disproportionate number of single wineries. However high land prices deter all but the die-hards.

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Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the "Big Daddy" of white wine grapes and one of the most widely planted in the world. It is suited to a wide variety of soils, though it excels in soils with a high limestone content as found in Champagne, Chablis, and the Côte D`Or.

Burgundy is Chardonnay's spiritual home and the best White Burgundies are dry, rich, honeyed wines with marvellous poise, elegance and balance. They are unquestionably the finest dry white wines in the world. Chardonnay plays a crucial role in the Champagne blend, providing structure and finesse, and is the sole grape in Blanc de Blancs.

It is quantitatively important in California and Australia, is widely planted in Chile and South Africa, and is the second most widely planted grape in New Zealand. In warm climates Chardonnay has a tendency to develop very high sugar levels during the final stages of ripening and this can occur at the expense of acidity. Late picking is a common problem and can result in blowsy and flabby wines that lack structure and definition.

Recently in the New World, we have seen a move towards more elegant, better- balanced and less oak-driven Chardonnays, and this is to be welcomed.

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