2020 was a challenging vintage on many fronts. Frosts were followed by windy conditions during flowering and then a hailstorm that ripped through the region causing significant damage in early November just as the vines were hitting their prime ripening period. Thankfully, the Angove Organic Vineyard was spared much of the destruction that occurred elsewhere but yields were still significantly down. Stable, dry conditions occurred from December onwards keeping disease pressure under control and with good canopy management the vines were able to ripen their precious cargo to perfection with harvest beginning in late February and continuing to early March. Whilst yields were significantly down, 2020 will be remembered as a vintage of extremely good quality.
This is a straightforward but well made Aussie Chardonnay. Appealing aromas. Peachy, citrusy and very pleasing on the palate. Clean finish with balanced acidity.
I almost wished I’d baked some fresh bread to go with it.
A lovely gift, that will be well remembered.
Angove Organic Chardonnay