2015 Shaw + Smith Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay

2015 Shaw + Smith Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay

Notes

Fine and intense single site Chardonnay
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A luxurious match with kingfish ceviche
Ideal drinking until 2026
Ideal serving temperature: 10-12°C
Produced using sustainable practices
Suitable for vegans

What To Expect

Tasting Notes
A fine boned Chardonnay that reflects the conditions of the vintage and the character of this unique vineyard site. The 2015 is typified by wonderful natural acidity, which is very much the result of an excellent season.
Tasting Notes
A fine boned Chardonnay that reflects the conditions of the vintage and the character of this unique vineyard site. The 2015 is typified by wonderful natural acidity, which is very much the result of an excellent season.

Growing and Making

Production Notes
Sourced exclusively from Shaw + Smith's picturesque Lenswood property. Planted in 1999, the vineyard has east and west facing aspects and reaches 500 meters above sea level. The soil is brown loam over clay with some broken shale and stone on the ridges. 100% Hand picked and whole bunch pressed. Fermented and matured on lees in 500L French oak puncheons (30% new) for 9 months. 2015 was a remarkable vintage. Above average winter rainfall ensured a good start to the growing season and warm weather in late-December / early-January was moderated by useful rain on the 13th of January. The season concluded with mild, steady conditions and delivered fruit of wonderful quality to the winery.
Production Notes
Sourced exclusively from Shaw + Smith's picturesque Lenswood property. Planted in 1999, the vineyard has east and west facing aspects and reaches 500 meters above sea level. The soil is brown loam over clay with some broken shale and stone on the ridges. 100% Hand picked and whole bunch pressed. Fermented and matured on lees in 500L French oak puncheons (30% new) for 9 months. 2015 was a remarkable vintage. Above average winter rainfall ensured a good start to the growing season and warm weather in late-December / early-January was moderated by useful rain on the 13th of January. The season concluded with mild, steady conditions and delivered fruit of wonderful quality to the winery.

Story

Winemaker Notes
Since purchasing the vineyard in 2012, significant investments have been made to further enhance the site. It had always shown potential for a single site wine and in 2014 a small amount was selected for our first 'Lenswood Vineyard' Chardonnay.
Winemaker Notes
Since purchasing the vineyard in 2012, significant investments have been made to further enhance the site. It had always shown potential for a single site wine and in 2014 a small amount was selected for our first 'Lenswood Vineyard' Chardonnay.

Reviews

Adelaide Hills Chardonnay Trophy: International Wine Challenge 2017

97 Points, Huon Hooke, May 2017

Smoky matchstick or struck-flint mineral nose with tight citrusy fruit and insible oak: it has great complexity in a minerally Chablis-esque way. The acidity is bright and firm, giving the wine great drive and penetration. There are traces of honey and lightly toasted cashews. The natural acidity was preserved with malolactic restricted to 40%. A wonderful wine

Adelaide Hills Chardonnay Trophy: International Wine Challenge 2017

97 Points, Huon Hooke, May 2017

Smoky matchstick or struck-flint mineral nose with tight citrusy fruit and insible oak: it has great complexity in a minerally Chablis-esque way. The acidity is bright and firm, giving the wine great drive and penetration. There are traces of honey and lightly toasted cashews. The natural acidity was preserved with malolactic restricted to 40%. A wonderful wine

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