Country: Australia Region: Adelaide Hills
Vintage: 2019 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Henschke Estate
Fifth-generation winemaker Stephen Henschke and his wife Prue purchased the Lenswood property in the Adelaide Hills in 1981. At 550 metres above sea level, the Lenswood vineyard offers not only magnificent views over the traditional vine country but also higher rainfall and humidity, cooler temperatures to retain high natural acidity, yet still enough sunshine to fully ripen the grapes. The chardonnay vineyard, which consists of seven clones, has taken its name from Frederick Croft, an orchardist who took up a neighbouring property in 1938.
Ageing Potential: 5 to 10 years
"Pale straw with green hues. Lifted and fragrant aromas of pear, white peach, nectarine and citrus with baking spices and toasted cashew. The palate shows richness and finesse with flavours of ripe peach and pear providing a fleshy textural quality. These characters are beautifully balanced by fresh citrus acidity and subtle oak nuances, giving the wine depth and finishing with incredible length.
Food Matches: Seafood, Scallop & Oysters