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Carte Blanche Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2022

Australia, Adelaide Hills
Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Emerald Riesling
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Analytical data


1.3 g/l residual sugar
5.8 g/l acidity
3.36 pH


Multiple vineyards from our 4 single site Chardonnays, The Fall Pinot Gris and Brackenwood Riesling.

Yield: 6 hl/ha

Soil Type

A combination of different altitudes and soil types.


Whole bunch pressed to oak barrels the wine undergoes natural fermentation. The wine is then blended together after 10 months and bottled unfiltered and unfined. We love white Burgundy, which, in theory, should be synonymous with ‘we love Chardonnay’. And while that is undoubtedly true – we do adore Chardonnay – there really is something about white Burgundy that is decidedly not just about Chardonnay. Call it terroir if you must, but those Burgundian vines have been there a long time… are we sure there isn’t a waif or stray hiding in the rows? In our experimenting, Carte Blanche White closes in on solving the conundrum. Made with any one of four Chardonnays that don’t quite fit the profile of our single-vineyard series – including one that has spent a year on skins and another a year in barrel – along with a bit of Gris, a drop of Riesling and left on lees for a month, we’ve alchemied our way to white Burgundy. Very zippy, lots of French oak.

Malolactic fermentation: Yes and natural


Ages in French oak barrels for 10 months before blending.

Oak influence: French oak barrels 2 and 3 year old.
Months in bottle: 7


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