Nova Vita Adelaide Hills Chardonnay
The Nova Vita Adelaide Hills Chardonnay displays fragrant lemon zest and fresh orange aromas with a hint of vanilla and brioche. The palate is a mix of citrus (in particular lime), white stone fruits and raw almonds with a slightly creamy texture. Barrel fermentation has added some complexity and textural richness, which is balanced by crisp natural acidity.
The 2015 growing season was an excellent growing season well suited to the production of fine and elegant Chardonnay. Budburst was within 7 days of the average throughout the Hills and the season opened with little frost and warm spring days enhancing shoot growth. Moderate to warm temperatures right up to ripening allowed for enhanced flavor development and stress free picking – though a late burst of heat close to harvest certainly made Mark turn even greyer.
Winemaking responsibilities rest with Mark Kozned plus the crew at Revenir Winery with special focus from Chris Parsons. All our wines are made at our Revenir winery located in the Adelaide Hills. The 2015 wine is the 5th vintage of Chardonnay made at winery which we acquired at the beginning of 2011.
The fruit was handpicked and transported to a cold store to lower fruit temperature prior to pressing. The next morning the bunches were gently whole bunch pressed, destemmed and chilled further prior to gentle airbag pressing with only the free run juice retained. At this point we channeled the high-solids crushed juice into “wild” known technically as indigenous yeast fermentation streams.