Hollick The Bard Chardonnay

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The bright straw coloured Hollick The Bard Chardonnay has hints of white peach, honeydew melon and cashew nuts on the nose. On the palate, similarly lively fresh fruit flavours come to the fore.

Country: Australia
Region: South Australia
Subregion: Coonawarra
Vintage: 2014
Colour: White
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
ABV: 13.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Screwcap
Style: Fresh and youthful
Drink With: Prawn tagliatelle

Hollick's The Bard range celebrates the work of Australia’s best known lyric poet, John Shaw Neilson, who was raised in the cottage on the Hollick Neilson’s Block vineyard. Revered by his peers in the world of literature, Neilson was born in Penola in 1872, and it is thought that much of the imagery in his poems was conjured up during his childhood experiences in the swampy bushland around Coonawarra.

The long, mild growing season in Coonawarra provides the ideal climate for Chardonnay. The grapes were picked at the coolest time of the day to protect the fruit, and it was harvested in two picks enabling the winemaking team to capture true varietal flavours in the fruit. It was then crushed and pressed and allowed to cold stabilise in stainless steel tanks. Fermentation also took place in stainless steel, and the wine was bottled early to retain its bright, crisp characters.

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