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Simon Hackett Brightview Chardonnay

Simon Hackett Brightview Chardonnay

Simon Hackett Brightview Chardonnay

Peach and vanilla pod flavours combine with fine oak and rich creamy characteristics.

The nose is bursting with lovely rich peach and vanilla pod aromas. Buttery overtones and a soft, creamy mouth-filling texture and fresh acidity balances the fullness of flavours and brings a lingering of ripe melons. The oak is light and well integrated.

Simon Hackett Brightview Chardonnay is made from grapes sourced from the Barossa Valley.
Simon Hackett Wines is a boutique Australian winery located in the McLaren Vale wine region of South East Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula. Founder and winemaker / owner Simon Hackett comes from a family who have been active in the Australian wine industry for four generations. Hackett has some 8 hectares of estate vineyards and also contracts with growers in McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and the Adelaide hills which cover another 32 hectares.
Simon Hackett Chardonnay is made from specially selected, 100% Chardonnay grapes. The grapes are crushed and and cold-settled with fermentation in stainless steel. After fermentation part of the wine is aged for 2 months in oak hogshead barrels.

For more information on the winery go to http://www.simonhackettwines.com.au/

To see our full range of Simon Hackett wines go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/simon-hackett/

Simon Hackett was born and raised in the Barossa Valley where his family have been connected with the wine trade for many generations. Four generations of the Hackett family followed agricultural pursuits in South Australia. Simon worked at Saltram’s, in the Barossa, before moving to McLaren Vale in 1973 where he cut his teeth working at Southern Vales Cooperative Winery (now Tatachilla) eventually becoming senior wine maker. Simon’s privately owned winery is situated at the entrance to McLaren Vale in Budgen road and it is here where he hand crafts his wines in small open top fermenters and gently nurtures them in a combination of French and American oak barriques. Much of his fruit is sourced from dry grown vineyards with ancient, gnarled vines. Yields are very small and his entire annual production rarely exceeds 10,000 cases. Today Hackett sources grapes from the McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills regions of South Australia.

Producer: Colour: WhiteGrape: ChardonnayRegion: South Australia, Barossa ValleyAlcohol: 13%Vintage: 2015Grape Details: 100% Chardonnay

£13.99 a bottle

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Simon Hackett

Simon Hackett was born and raised in the Barossa Valley where his family have been connected with the wine trade for many generations. His great uncle attended Roseworthy Agricultural College in 1860 and later his father graduated from the inaugural Oenology course from the same college in 1938. Today Simon’s winery is situated at the entrance to the McLaren Vale in Budgen Road and it is here that he hand crafts his wines in small open top fermenters, gently nurturing them in a combination of French and American oak barriques. Simon has never been afraid to tackle less common varietals and much of his fruit is sourced from dry grown vineyards with ancient gnarled old vines. His refreshingly citrus Semillon is a real eye opener whilst his Old Vine Grenache is one of the most delicious we’ve ever tasted, although obviously we are biased! Yields are often very small and his entire annual production rarely exceeds ten thousand cases.

Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley is one of the major regions in Australia, where many of the major wine companies are based. It is believed the first vineyards were planted in the 1840s by Silesian migrants (who settled in Bethany). There followed a rapid expansion of plantations. The early styles of wines produced were heavy dry red wines and fortified wines that were popular both domestically and in Britain. After the Second World War the styles shifted to lighter table wines with production of Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The Barossa Valley is home to some very well known names such as Seppelt, Wolf Blass and Penfolds as well as many smaller producers. The climate is Mediterranean with hot dry summers and cool wet winters, making it ideal for viticulture. The main wine styles: White – Semillon, Riesling, Chardonnay, Semillon-Chardonnay blend; Red – Shiraz (full bodied & ripe) with Old Vine Shiraz a speciality of many vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Shiraz-Grenache-Mataro blend, Cabernet-Merlot blend.

Chardonnay

Australia’s most widely planted white grape variety. The heavily oaked styles of the earlier nineties are now being replaced with styles emphasising the regional fruit and greater complexity. The cooler climate regions producing styles of great elegance and finesse.

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