Thistle Hill Chardonnay 2011
A blend of Thistle Hill Estate fruit and premium organic Hunter Valley Chardonnay. Naturally fermented in three year old French Oak hogsheads and matured on yeast lees for six months with frequent stirring. Our certified organic chardonnay displays exceptionally complex fruit flavours without the encumbrance of heavy oak bringing all aspects of these unique vineyards and productions methods to bear, this is a hedonistic wine experience. Expect fragrant grapefruit and citrus flavours with a soft texture and subtle oak. Low preservative.
Thistle Hill is one of Australia's best-loved wineries and most well known organic brands. The vineyard was first certified Grade-A organic by the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia (NASAA) in 1993 and has met the certification's stringent testing criteria ever since, making it one of the oldest organic wine labels in Australia and the world.
“ Quartz-green; a blend of Mudgee and Hunter chardonnay wild-fermented in three-year-old French oak hogsheads, then six months on lees with stirring. It is a light-bodied chardonnay, with grapefruit flavours to the fore, and it is as well no new oak was used. Drink now ” 89 pts James Halliday review from winecompanion.com.au