May Wine of the Month – 2021 Amos Chardonnay

May 3, 2022

2021 Amos Chardonnay

We are celebrating the month of ‘Chardonnay-May’  with the release of our 2021 Amos Chardonnay.

“As a lover of Chardonnay, we have refined our grape growing and wine making process and are thrilled to release this wine and show you the the results of our dedication to Chardonnay and the Amos brand. We are on a mission to further Adelaide Hills Chardonnay and believe this is an exceptional example from a truly special vintage.”
– Tom Northcott, Winemaker.

The worlds most popular white wine. Chardonnay is traditionally well suited to cool climate wine regions making the Adelaide Hills the perfect area to grow it in. Chardonnay represents more then 1/3 of the total grapes grown in the Adelaide Hills.

When enjoyed young, Chardonnay from the Adelaide Hills tends to show characters of lemon, lime and white peach. The best Chardonnays also show more developed characters such as subtle char, nuts and richness from the time in oak barrels.

This wine pairs well with food given the high natural acidity. It is particularly well matched to creamy pastas, chicken and seafood with butter sauces.

The wine jumps out of the glass with luscious aromas of white blossom, lemon curd and fresh stone fruit, complimented by notes of brioche and hints of spring blossom.

Primary characters of lemon zest, stone fruit and blossom are complimented with a nutty, vanilla-cream character from the use of the new French oak. A lemon compote flavour lingers on the palate producing a well-balanced prime example of a cool climate Chardonnay.

Fruit grown from our Beautiful Valley Vineyard in Charleston, Adelaide Hills. Ideal for drinking now or cellar for 5-10 years.

Winemaking: This estate grown fruit is hand-picked, the fruit is chilled in cool rooms for two days then whole bunch pressed. Only the free run juice is used which is filled directly into 30% new French oak barriques for fermentation. A proportion of the barrels are naturally fermented and natural malo-lactic fermentation follows. The other components use selected yields to enhance the natural fruit characteristics of the Adelaide hills, these wines do not undergo malo-lactic fermentation and are kept pristine and fresh. The wine is held there for 11 months with gentle stirring to add complexity. The wine is bottle aged for a further 3 months.

Amos Chardonnay

 

 

 

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