Heggies Chardonnay 2007

Chardonnay from Barossa Valley, Australia

Price: $22.00 $13.99
Save $8.01 (36%)
Item No. 98669
  • RP90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • WS88

Winemaker's Notes

Heggies Vineyard Chardonnay displays subtle oak influences with cashew and hazelnut, toasty undertones. The palate is fine and rich, opening with creamy curds and nougat framed by citrus zest and the typical Heggies minerality giving purity and definition. The palate has wonderful length with fruit and gentle oak notes throughout.

This is a fine Heggies Chardonnay and can be enjoyed now or be cellared to gain further complexity.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2007 Chardonnay was sourced from a single vineyard in Eden Valley. It was fermented in barrel (35% new) with native yeasts and remained there for 10-14 months. There was no malolactic fermentation. The result is a light straw-colored wine with a nose of toast, mineral, green apple, pear and floral notes. Medium-bodied, the wine is well balanced, even elegant in the manner of a mid-level white Burgundy. There is excellent integration of oak and acidity and the finish is medium-long. Drink this well-made effort over the next 3-4 years."
90 Points

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Learn About Heggies Map ItMap It

The Heggies Vineyard was purchased in 1971 by Wyndham Hill Smith from his great friend, Colin Heggie. The label portrays Colin astride his horse Jack at sunset, surveying the first plantings in the fledgling vineyard. Heggies Vineyard in the high country of the Eden Valley, is a place of great beauty and personality. The carefully tended vineyard with its manicured rows of vines...

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Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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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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