Treasures Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2020



From a special selection of plots chosen and tended by John Quarisa, these Adelaide Hills Chardonnay grapes are harvested in the dead of night then quickly but gently pressed, chilled to 5°C and left to settle for 48 hours. Fermentation is done cold to produce a cool climate style, with a portion undergoing barrel fermentation with the wines left on the yeast lees for 12 months prior to blending and bottling.

Straw-gold in colour with a nose that yells creamy Chardonnay, butterscotch and vanilla intermingle with sweet pineapple, papaya and candied lemon. An initial burst of tangy baked Bramley apple immediately turns to a soft, creamy, silky texture, tingly oak spice layered on plush tropical fruits with hints of honey, vanilla and white pepper dancing on the tongue to the finish. Oaky and creamy but not overpowering, it’s quite classy stuff.

Serve this up with creamy tagliatelle carbonara prepared with smoked pancetta, cream and lashings of aged Parmesan, oh mama.

  • Creamy, oaky, smooth
  • 750ml
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • Screwcap
  • Drink by 2025

Producer: Quarisa Wines

Established in 2005 and based in the McPherson Ranges in rural New South Wales, John and Josephine Quarisa lease winery space and source fruit from various established regions throughout Australia to craft full-flavoured wines of excellent value. Australians of Italian heritage, their mottos ‘passion is everything’ and ‘never take life too seriously’ perfectly represents the attitude they have towards their venture and life in general.

A winemaker for over 30 years, during which time he has worked for some of the country’s largest and most well-known wineries including McWilliams, Casella and Nugan Estate, John has been awarded some of Australia’s greatest accolades including both the Jimmy Watson and Stodart Trophies. After becoming an International and Australian Wine Show Judge, John’s experience and passion drove him to develop a range of wines that reflected the attributes he loves in great wines; down to earth, full of character and approachable are words which describe both the winemaking style and the winemaker himself.

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Gold Medal
CWSA China Wine & Spirit Awards (2021)
Gold Medal
Catavinum World Wine & Spirit Competition (2021)

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