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Paul Adams T/as Fine Wines, Coombe Farm Barn, Coombe Lane, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 6NU, United Kingdom.

Block Series, Hay Shed Hill, Chardonnay

Block Series, Hay Shed Hill, Chardonnay

Planted in 1975 to Gin Gin (Mendoza) clone Chardonnay, Block 6 has a steep south-facing aspect thereby reducing the sunlight interception by the vines and creating a cool micro climate ideal for quality Chardonnay production. These dry grown vines produce tiny quantities of fruit with distinctive restrained minerally character.

Block Series, Hay Shed Hill, Chardonnay colour is brilliant appearance, great clarity and the lightest of green hues. On the nose mineral aromatics with background savoury flinty notes. The fruit is in the fresh white pear spectrum with perhaps some citric elements. It's palate is vibrant and light. The old vine depth of fruit provides a complexity not seen in most Chardonnay - there is always more to find in the wine without it being overworked or over-blown. This is a beautiful wine with depth of flavour and texture that will stand up in a fine dining situation.

Michael Kerrigan, the acclaimed former winemaker of Madfish and Howard Park, has been working with Bancroft Wines for 25 years. When the vineyards he coveted in Margaret River’s oldest sub-region of Willyabrup Valley came up for sale he leapt at the chance to fulfil his dream of making his own style of boutique wines and became the owner/winemaker of Hay Shed Hill Winery.

Region: Margaret River, Western Australia
Grape: Chardonnay
Producer:- Hay Shed Hill, M Kerrigan
Vintage: 2014
Style: Dry white wine
Alc: 12.5% vol
Price is for a 75cl bottle
UK Mainland Delivery 2/3 days Charge 7.95 (Free over 150)

Price: 28.95