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2018 Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay

2018 Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay

Koonunga Hill

2018 Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay

Koonunga Hill Chardonnay reflects Penfolds multi-region, multi-vineyard blending philosophy, which enables the winemaking team to source the best parcels of fruit to produce consistently high quality wines from each vintage. A light to medium-bodied Chardonnay with distinctive primary fruit characters and a subtle underlay of moderate oak.

This wine is imported from Australia. State import laws allow us to ship this wine to the following states: AK, CA, DC, FL, MA, MN, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OR, SC, TN, WV, and WI.

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2018
Volume 750mL

Taste Description

NOSE: Tropical fruits, Granny Smith apple skin and hints of Nashi pear with supportive creamy nougat/praline oak.
Wonderful integration of oak!

PALATE: A very balanced palate with 6 months yeast lees contact evident in the overall texture.
Nougat/praline oak follows through with a crunchy citrus-like mouth watering acid to finish.
A Chardonnay that’s not too ‘heavy’ showing a nice lightness to the palate.
Great drinking now and over the next 2 to 3 years.

COLOR: Pale straw

Vintage Note

South Australia’s cool-climate regions experienced above average winter rainfall, providing good soil moisture profiles ahead of the growing season. Drier conditions prevailed from September through to April. Spring provided ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set while summer temperatures rose above the long-term average. Healthy vine canopies shielded the berries from adversity and grapes were able to ripen evenly across the regions. The 2018 vintage quality was exceptional, with lovely varietal flavour and pronounced natural acidity.

Viticulture & Winemaking

Peter Gago - Chief Winemaker

Peter joined the winemaking team in 1989, initially in the craftsmanship of sparkling wines, before moving on to reds as Penfolds Red Wine Maker. In 2002 Peter became the fourth ever Chief Winemaker for Penfolds. Together with his fellow winemakers, Peter’s careful custodianship has ensured that Grange and the other ‘older’ members of the Penfolds family, have continued to set the benchmark for their style and quality, while new additions to the range push the boundaries ever wider.