Volume : 375ml , ABV : 12.5%
Koonunga Hill Chardonnay reflects Penfolds' multi-region, multi-vineyard blending policy, which enables winemakers to source the best parcels of fruit to produce consistently high quality wines from each vintage. A light to medium bodied Chardonnay with distinctive primary fruit characters, sustained intensity and a subtle underlay of moderate oak.
South Australia’s cool climate regions experienced above average winter rainfall providing good soil moisture profiles leading into the growing season. Drier conditions prevailed from September through to April. Spring provided ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set while the Summer temperatures rose above the long-term average. Healthy vine canopies shielded the berries from adversity and grapes were able to ripen evenly across the regions. The 2018 vintage quality was exceptional, with lovely varietal flavour and pronounced natural acidity.
A very balanced palate, with 6 months yeast lees contact evident in the texture of the palate.The nougat/praline oak follows through with a crunchy citrus-like mouth watering acid to finish.A Chardonnay that’s not too ‘heavy’ showing a nice lightness to the palate.