Grosset, Piccadilly Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2016

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  • Type:

    White

  • Country:

    Australia

  • Region:

    South Australia

  • Area:

    Adelaide Hills

  • ABV:

    13.50%

  • Grape:

    Chardonnay

  • Grape Blend:

    Chardonnay 100%

  • Vegan:

    Y

  • Organic:

    0

  • Winemaker:

    Jeff Grosset

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Grosset Piccadilly Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2016 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Riotously perfumed and intense, though delicate, primary flavours of nectarine and peach against a backdrop of hazelnut complexity. This is refined yet exuberant with lively flavours and bright natural acidity on a fresh, crisp, pristine finish of impressive length. Delicious!

Production Notes

All grapes were hand picked, crushed and de-stemmed. Only free run juice was used, which was chilled for five days and then racked prior to fermentation. The wine was barrel fermented in French oak barrique (40% new) for 10 months, with partial malolactic fermentation also taking place during this time.

Critics Reviews

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Producer Profile

For over 37 years, the Grosset 'Springvale' and 'Polish Hill' Rieslings have shown a consistency of style and quality that has made this one of Australia's greatest wineries. The 'hard rock' blue slate of the Polish Hill site results in wines that are steely and magnificently age-worthy, while the red loam of the Springvale vineyard gives more open and easily accessible, if no less complex wines. Such is Jeffrey Grosset's attention to detail that he noted a small strip (22 metres wide by 300 metres long) in his Rockwood vineyard that produced more generously flavoured wines due to a different soil. As a result, he decided to produce a different wine from this site, 'Alea', which adds to his great canon of Rieslings. As the story of 'Alea' illustrates, Jeffrey is fanatical about the quality of his vineyards, which are certified organic and are hand-tended. In the winery, each process is gentle and uncomplicated. No finings are used and sulphur is the only addition. By combining a disciplined approach and decades of experience, Grosset consistently achieves the purest expression of variety and place. Fascinated by the art of blending, Jeffrey has trialled Shiraz-based wines for years, resulting in the 'Nereus'. With just a small amount of Nero d'Avola, it has touch of perfume and freshness, with generous bramble and savoury overtones. It joins the 'Apiana' - a blend of Fiano and Semillon - and his precise and pure Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc, with the latter variety sourced from his Adelaide Hills site, adding an aromatic dimension to the Clare Valley grown Semillon. His 'Gaia remains one of Australia's best Cabernet blends, while the Pinot Noir is scented, supple and alluring. Jeffrey's keen interest in distilling led him to make 'Grosset45', a unique spirit made from distilled Riesling wine. No botanicals, flavours or colours were used, resulting in a pure, clean spirit which reflects the character and aromas of the variety.