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Penfolds 精选 Bin A 霞多丽已发展成为一款独具特色的单一产区葡萄酒，富有现代风格与阿德莱德山区霞多丽的特征。所有果实均经手工采摘，装入小箱子中，然后整串压榨。接着果汁直接从压榨机逐渐进入橡木桶中，进行自然发酵，无需添加酵素。每个木桶的 225 升发酵都与众不同。在固体上发酵，并选用新旧混合的法国橡木桶，造就上佳口感与复杂程度。这款酒经过百分百纯天然苹果乳酸发酵。
Drinking well now, but will improve with time. Peak drinking now - 2025.
Translucent – very light straw.
Unashamedly Adelaide Hills – white stone fruits (peach), pink grapefruit, quince and Pink Lady apple skin/peel – sitting alongside a cinnamon and custard apple creaminess.
Oak sits well - light and toasty, with nuances of cypress… amid complexing notes of fresh brie and almond nougat.
An attractive arc of brine/crushed oyster-shell reminds of source and style.
White peach, pink grapefruit and custard apple flavours linger.
So too the lees-induced textural notes – an almond-meal creaminess and a swede/parsnip stock preparation savouriness.
Oak prances across palate – such a dalliance revealing little!
Powdery/talc acidity facilitates a clean and fresh finish.
Origin: Adelaide Hills, South Australia.
Maturation: Nine months in French oak (40% new).
Autumn and winter rainfall were above the long-term averages. Rain stopped abruptly in early August with nothing more than light and infrequent showers observed throughout spring.
A significant rainfall event in early January revitalised vineyards and gave vines a much needed boost throughout veraison. Mild days coupled with cool nights provided consistent conditions, resulting in high acid retention with even and steady sugar accumulation over the ripening phase. Harvest across most vineyards in the Adelaide Hills was compressed with the majority of the vineyards picked by the end of March.
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