• Wine Sourcing
  • Wine Investment
  • Wine Events
  • Sommelier Service
  • Cellar Building

Contact: +612 8678 6209 or email [email protected]

Ashton Hills Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Variety: Chardonnay
Region: Ashton , South Australia
Vintage: 2020

A limited release chardonnay from two selected Piccadilly Valley sites. Ferment was sparked by indigenous yeasts and the wine aged in Burgundian oak (predominantly puncheons) both old and new for eight months. White peach and yellow nectarine along with jasmin, cashew nut and a hint of spice from the French oak. Yellow peach and stone fruits are carried across the palate by a mouthwatering acid drive finishing with a touch of lemon curd. A hint of pithy phenolics provides the wine with a lovely moorish texture. Ferment was sparked by indigenous yeasts and the wine aged in Burgundian oak both old and new for eight months. The wine will drink well upon release and reward careful cellaring for 10 years or more. “The one Grand Cru of the state.” – James Halliday

Awards:

JamesSuckling.com, Nick Stock - JUNE 2021
92 POINTS
“Bright lime and white stone-fruit aromas abound here with a gently chalky edge. The
savory influences are super subtle. The palate delivers smooth lemon-curd and pear-pastry
flavors in a fresh and restrained mode. Drink or hold.”

The Real Review, Aaron Brasher - MAY 2021
92 POINTS
“Aromas of white lillies, nectarine, wet stone and a little lick of nutty oak. The flavours are
fine and focused, lemony, pithy, quite tightly-bound and focused. There’s a cool, lemony
tightness and brightness to the wine. An elegant wine with purpose and poise.”

Wine Pilot, Simon Curkovic - MAY 2021
91 POINTS
“A fresh and very modern style of Australian Chardonnay that is anything but the ‘blousy
oak driven heroic’ styles of yester-year. This super fine, elegant and flinty wine is bristling
with acidity with flavours of just ripe yellow apples, just ripe white nectarines and grapefruit. A very subtle almond and macadamia nut character provides complexity and combined with some light oak influences including a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg provides
structure complimenting the elevated acidity of wines from this part of the world.”

$38.00 Inc. GST

Previous Icon Next Icon
Quick Enquiry

Quick Enquiry