“A powerful wine, very impressive.” – Huon Hooke
A complex, intense and powerful wine, Clemens Hill Aurelia Chardonnay is a real winner. Huon Hooke rated the Clemens Hill 2008 Chardonnay #1 of all 2008 Tasmanian Chardonnay, and it picked up a Gold Medal at the Tasmanian Wine Show.
This uses fruit sourced only from our Tashinga vineyard. The fruit is whole bunch pressed with free run juice only going straight to French oak (15% new). Fermentation involves 40% wild and 60% cultured yeasts plus full malo-lactic fermentation. Battonage is applied every 2 weeks during the wines 12 months in barrel and no sulphur dioxide addition. The wine is then fined, filtered and with small sulphur dioxide addition at bottling. 3 to 4 years bottle ageing is then applied prior to release.
Critics Reviews and Scores
“Light yellow. Bright colour and good hue for its age. Attractive developed bouquet of oak and subtle dairy notes. Lovely roast hazelnut touches. Intense, concentrated and very long. A powerful wine. Very impressive.” – 2010 Chardonnay