- 90% Chardonnay, 10% Semillon
- 100% McLaren Vale
- pH: 3.38
- TA: 6.2 g/L
- Alc: 12.7%
2012 Red Knot McLaren Vale Chardonnay
NEW VINTAGE RELEASE
"The 2012 Red Knot Chardonnay gives notes of ripe apples and pears with a suggestion of baking bread. Light to medium-bodied with just enough clean, apple-laced flavors in the mouth, it has a refreshing acid line and finishes with medium persistence. Drink it now through 2014. "
Lisa Perotti-Brown, eRobertParker.com, #204 December 2012
"Like every other wine region, McLaren Vale climbed on board the chardonnay bandwagon in the 1980s. While makers of the finest quality chardonnays moved further south or to higher elevations seeking cooler climates, McLaren Vale did the best it could with the variety. Over time the style shifted from rich, buttery oaky styles to the far more refined versions we see today. Red Knot is a good and well priced example of the modern McLaren Vale style – bright and fresh, with generous melon and peach varietal flavour, but modestly alcoholic at 12.5 per cent and with oak way off in the background, a gentle seasoning."
Chris Shanahan, The Canberra Times, 24th March 2013
Pale straw with green tints. Alluring aromas of lemon, orange and peach with notes of roasted nuts and a rain-on-slate minerality entice. The fresh, clean flavours of nashi pear and honeydew melon flow through the mid-palate and linger on the finely textured finish. A medium bodied Chardonnay crafted to have wide appeal and be enjoyed on any occasion.
Please note, Zork closure is used in North America.
- Bronze medal - 2013 Sydney Royal Wine Show, class 33
- Bronze medal - 2012 Rutherglen Wine Show, class 103