2018 Henschke Croft Chardonnay
Bottle (75 cl - Standard)
The Henschke family has been making wine since Johann Christian Henschke planted a small vineyard at Keyneton in 1862. Nowadays the vineyards spread in the rolling hills of Eden Valley and the wet, steep slopes of Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills. The vines are over 150 years old, among the oldest in the world. Their philosophy is a holistic one – to ensure a healthy balance between vineyards and the natural landscape.
Barossa Valley Wines
The Barossa Valley is an extremely important wine-producing region in Australia associated with powerful Australian Shiraz wines. The best Barossa Valley Shiraz wines have a reputation for being rich and extremely full-bodied with great aging potential. There are of course other varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Semillon, Riesling, Grenache and Mourvedre that produce great Australian wines. Viognier is also well represented, but mostly in small portions in blends with Shiraz.
Chardonnay is the most famous white wine grape variety in the world. The best Chardonnay wines are generally to be found in Burgundy (especially Chablis) and California but many good quality examples will be also found in Italy, Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America. If maturated in oak barrels the Chardonnay wine will reveal notes of vanilla, butter, smoke and hints of sweet spices. Meanwhile unoaked Chardonnay wines acquire mineral, citrusy and fruity flavours.