Lobethal Chardonnay | Adelaide Hills
The fruit for this wine was picked on the 11th of March and pressed into 2nd fill French oak Barriques and Hogsheads. Primary fermentation lasted for 30 days in which the barrels were stored in cool temperatures. Malolactic fermentation was partially completed in barrel and the lees were stirred monthly. Barrel aged for 8 months prior to bottling and release.
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Vintages and Tasting notes
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Wine Press and Accolades
91 points - Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front – 07/05/2020
Lobethal. Rolls off the tongue. My preference is always for 3-syllable words. This is pretty handy. A bit sophisticated, a bit fruity. Nectarine and white peach-like. Some lactic, some honeysuckle, some oak-spice but balanced from all sides. Still building but it’s good. Most will enjoy.
John Rozentals – 16/03/2020
In a world of opulent richness, restraint is the key here. Taste characters include fruit flavours at the nectarine end of the spectrum and the butterscotch effect gained by clever winemaking and prolonged maturation on yeast lees (essentially dead yeast cells). Match with richly sauced white meats.