Nova Vita Art Series Chardonnay 2016
THE VINTAGE：The 2016 growing season was an excellent growing season well suited to the production of fine and elegant Chardonnay. Budburst was within 7 days of the average throughout the Hills and the season opened with little frost and warm spring days enhancing shoot growth. Moderate to warm temperatures right up to ripening allowed for enhanced flavour development and stress free picking – though a late burst of heat close to harvest certainly made Mark turn even greyer.
THE WINE：The wine displays fragrant lemon zest, fresh white stone fruit aromas and cut apples and pears with a hint of vanilla and brioche plus some match stick aromas (Sulfides). The palate is a mix of citrus (in particular lime), white stone fruits, fresh apples and raw almonds with a slightly creamy texture. Barrel fermentation has added some complexity and textural richness, which is balanced by crisp natural acidity.
APPELLATION：Adelaide Hills, Australia