Hay Shed Hill Chardonnay 2008

Chardonnay from Margaret River, Australia

Price: $19.99
Item No. 102910
  • JH96
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

Color: The wine displays fresh green tinges to a very pale straw color.

Nose: The nose exhibits aromas of fresh cut pear and honey dew melon with some zesty citric notes. There are no overt woody or buttery aromas with the primary fruit characters expressed with clarity and definition.

Palate: The palate is fresh and lively with clean crisp acidity complementing the vibrant fruity flavors. The palate has very good extension and ends clean and bright. This is a restrained style of Australian Chardonnay and highlights how far we have come with this style of wine over the last decade.

Critical Acclaim

"Notwithstanding the same modest alcohol as Pitchfork, has much greater intensity of flavour and also length; while barrel-fermented in French oak (11 months maturation) fruit, rather than oak, drives the wine. "
96 Points

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Learn About Hay Shed Hill Map ItMap It

Michael Kerrigan, formally the Chief Winemaker of Howard Park and MadFish Wines for the previous 12 years and a small group of partners took over the Hay Shed Hill vineyard and brands just before Christmas 2006. I knew the Hay Shed Hill vineyard and its potential could not pass up an opportunity to be part of such an exciting winery that is producing Cabernet Sauvignon,...

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Learn About Margaret River

Located in the southwest area of Western Australia, the country's largest state, Margaret River wine growing region is on a peninsula jutting out into the Indian Ocean. The climate is reminiscent of Bordeaux in some ways, leading many winemakers to plant grapes of that nature, such as Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Other varieties that have found results are Chardonnay & Riesling.

Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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