Perfectly Captures the Climate at this Place
Ariadne Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2017
Region: Adelaide Hills, SA
We are believers in natural wines which means for us using all the joys of science and technology to make fresh whites from minimal intervention. An absolute must is to have use of a bag press which gently presses the bunches of grapes so unwanted, tough chemicals, found in the skins and grape pips are excluded.
Next the juice should be quickly reduced to a low temperature for preservation and then a gently ferment may start. This is standard practise in small wineries but harder to do in a huge winery handling thousands of tonnes. Then since you have picked the grapes at the ideal time nature will have done its jobs and the result will be a delightful experience.
This wine does not have complex winery tricks of skin ferments, and lees stirring, indeed the oak is minimal. What could be more natural.