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Chardonnay 2017

Chardonnay 2017

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Brand Info In 1986, Geoff Hardy finally found the ideal location for producing cool climate award-winning wines in the Adelaide Hills. This vineyard later became known as the K1 by Geoff Hardy vineyard since this unique site was the first commercial planting of vines in the Kuitpo region.

Story K1 Chardonnay is styled to accentuate the characters of Kuitpo’s cool growing conditions and terroir. The fruit is gently handled to ensure aromatics are retained, with French oak and malolactic fermentation used to enhance the wine’s purity of fruit character.

Vintage Spring and summer were cooler than normal with above average rainfall and the 2017 vintage happened much later than usual. The combination of those factors and dry weather for most of the harvest resulted in higher yields and excellent quality across regions.

Nose The attractive and elegant nose offers complex toasty and buttery aromas.

Palate The flavours of this wine are rich, smooth and buttery with a hint of nuts on the sumptuous palate, which finishes tight and leaves the taste buds begging for more.

Food Pairings Try with chicken dishes such as 'Rustic Chicken' with onion, ham, white wine and herbs.

Winemaker Shane Harris

Alcohol 13.0% pH 3.22 TA 7.31g/L RS 2.1g/L

Geographic Indication Adelaide Hills

Cellaring Drink now to 2025 Bottling Date 1 February 2018

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94 points, Sam Kim , 2018

93 points, Wine Showcase Magazine , 2018

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K1 by Geoff Hardy - Kuitpo

Cellar Door: 159 Tynan Road, Kuitpo, SA 5172
Post: PO Box 2370, McLaren Vale, SA 5171

Phone: +61 8 8388 3700
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