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The Hidden Sea

2020 Chardonnay

$15

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Tasting Notes

Bright fruit flavors of white peach combine with juicy acidity and a softly textured palate. Layers and persistence comes from toasty well inspired oak. A beautiful aroma of honeydew melon and generous vanilla. 

  • Vintage: 2020
  • Varietal: CH
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Winemaker: Leisha Munro & Stephen Tierney
  • pH: 3.41
  • Acidity: 5.8%
  • Winemaker notes

    Across the Limestone Coast and South Australia, the 2019-2020 season got off to a good start with below average but sufficient rainfall to provide good soil moisture levels. The season was cool and windy which impacted early vine growth, and resulted in smaller than average crops in most vineyards. Heat spikes around Christmas were isolated and the lead up to harvest was cool allowing for ideal, slow flavor development and very little disease pressure. The small quantities of high-quality fruit produced rich wines with great depth and complexity.

    Well considered harvest decisions, to ensure the fruit expression and acid levels are in balance to start the winemaking process. The fruit is harvested in the cool of the night to retain freshness and is promptly processed into a gentle press on receipt at the winery. The resultant juice is partly clarified and transferred onto oak forfermentation.

  • Sensory profile

    COLOR - Brilliant clarity, pale yellow with youthful green tints.

    AROMA - White peach, honeydew melon with generous vanilla and toasty oak.

    PALATE - Bright fruit flavors of white peach combine with juicy acidity and a softly textured palate. Layers and persistence comes from toasty well integrated oak.

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