2020 - McLaren Vale Wine Show Trophy - Gorge Block Chardonnay

Retail
$25.00
VIP Member
$20.00
Case
$300.00
Case (Member)
$240.00
Varieties
Chardonnay
Vintage
2020
Country
Australia
Region
McLaren Vale, South Australia
Alcohol
12.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2017 - 2023
Description

- McLaren Vale Wine Show Trophy Winner -
One of the Chapel Hill Team's favourites. The 2020 Gorge Block Chardonnay has won the 'Best White Wine' Trophy at the 2021 McLaren Vale Wine Show.
Our secret may not be a secret for much longer...

At our winery vineyard we are fortunate to be the custodians of one of the most unique and inspiring vineyard sites in McLaren Vale. The picturesque undulating hills and ancient geological formations are enhanced by our elevation, as the site perfectly capitalises on the cleansing coastal influence.
Each individual block on this vineyard is distinctive and charismatic due to its expressive geology and unique meso-climate. For this reason we have decided to showcase the uniqueness of our winery vineyard in The Chosen range of single block wines.

Body

medium

Winemaking Notes

This terraced block that is perched above the picturesque Onkaparinga Gorge continues to invigorate and excite as it is a wonderful natural amphitheatre for Chardonnay to proudly express both complexity and varietal finesse.

Growing Conditions

Soil profiles at Chapel Hill reached capacity early in winter and set the vines up well for a challenging season. Budburst was at the usual time and a warm, dry spring followed. The conditions kept disease pressure low and reduced vine vigour and yield.

Whilst summer started out very hot, the season cooled through January. February brought welcome rain to freshen up the vines. The cool weather continued into harvest allowing fruit to be picked at optimum ripeness and plenty of time for extra care in the winery.

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