Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2023
2023 was a mild and wet growing season followed by a mild summer and vintage. The fruit for the 2023 Ox Hardy Chardonnay was sourced from three vineyards in Lobethal, Balhannah and Piccadilly. The fruit was crushed and pressed before being transferred to oak for 100% barrel fermentation of which 35% was new. The wine underwent partial malolactic fermentation before maturing in 35% new oak, the remainder old oak in large and small format for eight months. The lees were stirred fortnightly for the duration.