Shaw + Smith Adelaide Hills M3 Chardonnay 2016

Stonefruit and citrus, contemporary and elegant.

Aiming for elegance, restraint and the ability to age, acid is bright and there’s generosity of flavour. Typically it shows white flowers, citrus, and nectarine notes.

The 2016 vintage had even ripening conditions, and our elevated sites gave us flavoursome, precise Chardonnay.

2015 Vintage Review
"The journey of M3 chardonnay is the journey of Australian chardonnay in microcosm.
Here we have power; here we have funk-driven complexity; here we have a long sling of apple-like acidity. It’s a fine, detailed, aspirational white wine, crackling with quality, endowed with just-enough texture and just-enough fruit flavour. There’s a coiled aspect to this wine; its best days are not yet with us, but they’re coming. It’s all balanced on a pin head, in the best of ways."

94 Points - Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front, Drink : 2017 - 2022+, April 2017
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Shaw and Smith Adelaide Hills

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The Shaw + Smith winery was built in 2000, providing the ability to whole-bunch press chilled grapes for the first time, and underpinning the evolution of style from that first M3 Chardonnay vintage in 2000 through to the present day.

The most significant event since then came in 2012 with the purchase of the Lenswood vineyard. Chardonnay was originally planted in Lenswood for sparkling wine production but it now fulfils its potential for fine still wine, with finesse, flavour, and great natural acidity.

September’s start to the growing season was warmer than average leading to good canopy and fruit development. January rainfall provided relief from earlier warmer temperatures and was timely to aid fruit development through the ripening period, resulting in healthy fruit being harvested two weeks earlier than average.

Predominantly from our Lenswood Vineyard, at 455 – 500m elevation. Undulating with east and west facing aspects, the soils are brown loams over clay with broken shale on the ridges. The vineyard was planted in 1999.

Hand picked and whole bunch pressed. Fermented and matured on lees in French oak barriques and puncheons. Winery Notes

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Case Qty6
BrandShaw and Smith Adelaide Hills
Country of ManufactureAustralia
RegionAdelaide Hills
StateSouth Australia
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price$46.00
Dozen Buy$479.88
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