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Chapel Hill Verdelho

Chapel Hill Verdelho

Chapel Hill Verdelho – Australia is now said to produce some of the world’s better examples of this variety. This example has appetizing, distinctive aromatics of lime, lemongrass and herbs lead into a refreshing, medium-bodied palate with a dry, crisp structure and a soft, smooth finish.

Only the free run and gentle pressing juice fractions were utilised for this wine. No fining agents were used.

To see our full range of Chapel Hill wines go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/chapel-hill/

To see more information on the Chapel Hill winery got to https://www.chapelhillwine.com.au/

Chapel Hill Winery in McLaren Vale was built on the site of the Seaview Chapel and school house. The 1865 ironstone Chapel still proudly stands today and is an integral feature of the tasting room. Planting of the vineyard commenced in 1972 and the first vintage was in 1975. Perched on the edge of the spectacular Onkaparinga Gorge, shallow rocky soils are a feature with sweeping views back over McLaren Vale and Gulf St Vincent.

White winemaking is about instinctive vineyard management and carefully monitoring the ripening process to ensure that we retain and showcase the delicious fruit flavours in the finished wines.
The white winemaking commences with slow and gentle pressing to separate the juice from the skins and seeds. The free run juice and very gentle pressing portions are combined and separated from the remaining pressing fraction. Only the free run component is used in our white winemaking as it is aromatic and delicate, with more vibrant acidity.
The free run is cold settled, allowing the juice to clarify naturally, preserving the precious aromatics and freshness. This juice is then inoculated with neutral yeasts, selected to respect the site and varietal characteristics.
When the ferment is completed, the wine continues to be stored on yeast lees, which encourages additional mouthfeel and texture.
Once the white wines have matured they are sent to bottle with only minimal additions and without the use of any fining agents. As a result of this winemaking, all of our white wines, with the exception of the Pinot Grigio, are suitable for vegans.

Producer: Colour: WhiteGrape: AustralianRegion: South Australia, McLaren ValeVintage: 2017Flavours: , , , Grape Details: VerdelhoCellaring: 5-8 yearsSKU: CHAPH05

£16.99 a bottle

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Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill winemaker, Pam Dunsford, has been making oustanding wines for over 25 years (with Chapel Hill since 1987). A perfectionist, whose intense attention to detail ensures that her wines are up with the very best.

South Australia

The McLaren Vale is predominately a red wine region, producing some of the best red wines in South Australia. Vineyards were first planted in the mid 1800s. One of the early pioneers Thomas Hardy established a business that evolved to BRL Hardy, one of the largest wine companies in the country. The region also has a healthy number of boutique wineries that consistently make fine wines and experiment with different wine styles. The climate is warm to hot with dry summers, and benefits from cooling breezes from the St Vincent Gulf. The main wine styles: Red – Shiraz (rich, ripe & generous), Cabernet Sauvignon; White – Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc.

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