The fruit for the Chardonnay is sourced from Australia’s premier cool-climate wine region, Adelaide Hills. Situated in the Mount Lofty Ranges at an altitude of 2300 feet, this region is ideally suited for crisp Chardonnay. Shoofly Chardonnay is made in a fresh, crisp style that is perfect for early drinking. The fruit was harvested in mid March and fermentation took place in both stainless steel tanks (90%) and neutral oak barrels (10%). A small portion of the wine was matured in seasoned oak where it underwent 15% malolactic fermentation to add complexity, aromatics and texture
Shoofly Chardonnay is crafted with a patience, using carefully ripened fruit with just a touch of oak. Typical Adelaide Hills characters of guava and ripe grapefruit are supported by hints of hazenut and brioche. Juicy citrus and white peach flavors lead on the youthful palate which will develop more complexity over the next three years.
89pts/Best Buy Wine Enthusiast
89pts Wine Spectator
89pts Australian Wine Companion