Wolf Blass - Altitude Chardonnay
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Altitude has a significant effect on grape growing; the concentration of oxygen, the amount of sunlight exposure, as well as the temperature. At 313m above sea level, the grapes picked for Wolf Blass Altitude Adelaide Hills Chardonnay achieve excellent levels of freshness and acidity. Adelaide Hills’ high altitude climate is further tempered by occasional fog and cloud cover, which, combined with long bursts of gentle sunshine, allow for long, slow ripening and full flavour development. For this wine, 60% was matured with French oak for up to 5 months to help build complexity and structure while retaining a fresh fruit focus.
AppearancePale to mid gold with a subtle green hue.
PalateA balanced, medium-bodied palate with juicy nectarine and stone fruit flavours, and a touch of subtle oak. A good acid backbone and nice length with a generous, well-rounded and zesty finish.
NoseGood complexity on the nose with plenty of stone fruit aromatics and hints of peach-skin balanced with subtle oak notes.
2018BronzeInternational Wine Challenge
“Its a nice lovely oaked chardonnay. It has good balance between oak and fruit with a nice zesty finish. Great wine if you don't want to reach deep in your pocket.”