Ngeringa Chardonnay 2015, Adelaide Hills, Australia
Ngeringa is a biodynamic boutique winery in South Australia.
Aromas of chamomile tea and springtime meadow blossoms abound from this Chardonnay. On the palate, tight acidity is balanced beside a gentle buttery texture and hops-like character which belie the winemaking influences of full malolactic fermentation and extended lees contact. A complex wine with finely integrated French-oak. The full Chardonnay package.
The fruit comes from Ngeringa’s east-facing Summit vineyard at 380m above sea level on a soil of sandy loam over clay. The top of the vineyard has views over Lake Alexandrina and the mouth of the Murray, which make themselves known on summer evenings with a strong cooling breeze despite daytime temperatures. The vines are planted at a density of 6800 vines/ha.