Lemon zest and grapefruit drive a complex combination of aromas. Post fermentation characters of butterscotch and freshly baked bread combine with the fruit aromas to produce a wine with subtlety and complexity.
A balanced combination of citrus fruit, creamy
yeast-derived characters, toasted oak, and smoked bacon. Rich yet refined in its flavours; the oak, batonnage (stirring) of the yeast lees and malolactic fermentation have contributed to the length without dominating the palate. The finish is clean, lively, and refreshing. Food Matches: Ideally suited to Pasta, Chicken, and Seafood.
The Thomas Hyland range honours the pioneering spirit of Thomas Hyland, son-in-law of Dr. Penfold, who helped to guide the winery to greatness after the founder passed away in 1870. Dr. Penfold's belief in Thomas proved to be fortuitous as he carried out and never wavered from Dr. Penfold's passion for greatness and quality.
The 2001 Penfolds Thomas Hyland Chardonnay was sourced from the premium grape-growing district of Adelaide Hills in South Australia. The Adelaide Hills region offers picturesque vineyard locations with wide variation of slope, aspect, and soil type. What these locations have in common is altitude (1,312 feet or above) and a generally cool climate offering the slow
ripening conditions required for premium-quality wine grape growing.