Adelina Chardonnay Refusal To Lie Chardonnay
The wine hails from a single site planted in the Piccadilly Valley, high in the Adelaide Hills. The vines here were planted in 1997 in soils made up of mottled, yellow clays and lots of quartz. The fruit was hand-picked and whole-bunch pressed to neutral barrique for indigenous primary and secondary fermentation. The wine rested for 11 months in seasoned oak before bottling. Total production was a measly 150 cases. The name of the wine, by the way, is a nod to the Albert Camus novel L'É tranger (The Stranger) and, in particular, the main character whose name is 'Meursault'! This wine does not shame that name at all by the way. Really fine and pure with citrusy fruit interwoven with delicate threads of roasted corn and a vibrant, sappy close. A delicious, delicate Chardonnay and worthy addition to the Adelina family.