Hollick The Bard Chardonnay 2015 (6 x 750mL) Coonawarra

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The BARD range celebrates the work of Australia’s best-known lyric poet John Shaw Neilson who was raised in the cottage on the Hollick Neilson’s Block vineyard. Revered by his peers in the world of literature, Neilson was born in Penola in 1872, and it is thought that much of the imagery in his poems was conjured up during his childhood experiences in the swampy bushland around Coonawarra.

Coonawarra’s summer for 2015, in contrast to the spring, has been a classic, with warm days and cool nights, strongly influenced by the January upwelling of the deep, cold coastal waters…. around 5 degrees colder than those off Adelaide. This has provided a long and cool ripening allowing maximum flavour and enhanced colours.

The grapes were picked at the coolest time of the day to protect the fruit, and it was harvested in two picks enabling the winemaking team to capture true varietal flavours in the fruit. It was then crushed and pressed and allowed to cold stabilise in stainless steel tanks. Fermentation was conducted in stainless steel, and the wine was bottled early to retain its crisp varietal characters.

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Hollick The Bard Chardonnay 2015 (6 x 750mL) Coonawarra

Lot No: 0019-2473736 Quantity: 1
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27/06/2019 1.50 PM AEST

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The BARD range celebrates the work of Australia’s best-known lyric poet John Shaw Neilson who was raised in the cottage on the Hollick Neilson’s Block vineyard. Revered by his peers in the world of literature, Neilson was born in Penola in 1872, and it is thought that much of the imagery in his poems was conjured up during his childhood experiences in the swampy bushland around Coonawarra.

Coonawarra’s summer for 2015, in contrast to the spring, has been a classic, with warm days and cool nights, strongly influenced by the January upwelling of the deep, cold coastal waters…. around 5 degrees colder than those off Adelaide. This has provided a long and cool ripening allowing maximum flavour and enhanced colours.

The grapes were picked at the coolest time of the day to protect the fruit, and it was harvested in two picks enabling the winemaking team to capture true varietal flavours in the fruit. It was then crushed and pressed and allowed to cold stabilise in stainless steel tanks. Fermentation was conducted in stainless steel, and the wine was bottled early to retain its crisp varietal characters.

Region:
SA - Coonawarra
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

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Appearance - Pale Straw

Aromas - Hints of white peach, honeydew and cashew nuts

Flavours - Lively, fresh fruit flavours to the throughout the palate

Cellaring - Fresh and at its best, we suggest that this wine be enjoyed up to three years from vintage.

Food Matching - Try it with a Chicken Caesar salad.

Winery Profile

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The Hollick winery, cellar door and restaurant complex is established on "Neilson's Block", one of the original John Riddoch Coonawarra selections in the cool South East corner of South Australia.

Driven by quality and a hands-on approach, Hollick wines are made from three core vineyards. Neilson's Block, planted by Ian and Wendy in 1975, the nearby Wilgha vineyard, purchased in 1987 and the Red Ridge vineyard developed in 1998 at Wrattonbully, giving Hollick over 200 acres of vineyard in total. Eighty percent is planted to red varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese and Petit Verdot. The balance of the vineyards are planted to the white varieties of Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

A historic cottage, which was restored by Ian and Wendy in 1983 is a feature of the entrance to the winery. Heritage listed and built in 1860, it was the birthplace of famous lyric poet John Shaw Neilson and was the original cellar door.

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Other Information

  • 2015 vintage
  • 6 x 750mL units
  • SA - Coonawarra, South Australia
  • Screwcap closure
  • 13.5% alc.
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