Mr Riggs Cold Chalk Chardonnay 2016-2017
'Tomich' vineyard in the Adelaide Hills, where Ben found the perfect cold site to make a dry Chardonnay renowned for the purity of its aroma and taste – a cool climate vineyard located in an area which is 2.5 degrees cooler than McLaren Vale on average. The French Dijon, 96, 76 clones and just a touch of American clone I10 are added into the vineyard. The French clones add beautiful pear and apple characters and richness and lingering minerality whilst the American combine sharp citrus with a beautiful line of acid.
The Cold Chalk Chardonnay is fresh, crisp, and bright. It demonstrates a flinty, and steely edge mouthfeel, without compromising the purity of the fruit in both flavour and aroma.
How to enjoy
More Information Food Pairing Stuffed Squid in its own Ink Serving Temp 7 - 14 degrees Standard Drinks 7.4 Alcohol Volume % 12.5 Variety Chardonnay Region Adelaide Hills Vintage 2017 Country Australia Closure Screw Cap Size 750ml Brand Mr Riggs
- A delicious, vibrant, and bright style that is ready to drink now, or cellar for up to ten years
- High in acidity and delectably complex, showcasing the delicacies of the barrel fermentation process, this is a remarkable Chardonnay from a noteworthy producer
- This beloved Adelaide Hills Chardonnay was inspired by 1980s 'Old World' Chardonnays that were described as 'cold chalk soup.'