K1 By Geoff Hardy Chardonnay
Indulge in the essence of the Adelaide Hills with K1 by Geoff Hardy Chardonnay, a wine meticulously crafted to showcase the unique characteristics of Kuitpo’s cool climate and terroir. The fruit is treated with the utmost care, preserving its aromatic splendour, while a touch of French oak and partial malolactic fermentation enhances the wine’s pristine fruit character.
Vintage Elegance: The 2019 growing season commenced with mild weather and below-average rainfall. A welcome late Spring rain provided relief from the dry conditions. An early-season heatwave in January, fortunately, occurred before the ripening cycle, preventing harm to the fruit. The vintage culminated with a gentle and dry finish, offering extended hang time for flavour development in the smaller-than-average crop.
Aromatic Symphony: The nose of K1 by Geoff Hardy Chardonnay is a harmonious blend of white and yellow stone fruits, green apples, and the subtle allure of almonds. It’s an olfactory masterpiece that invites you to explore further.
Palate Pleasures: The palate is an enchanting journey of smooth complexity, with enduring fruity notes of white peaches and green apples, beautifully underscored by mineral nuances. Each sip is a revelation, a testament to the wine’s refinement.
Perfect Pairings: Elevate your dining experience by pairing this exquisite Chardonnay with chicken dishes such as Moroccan chicken tagine with preserved lemon and green olive couscous. It’s a culinary symphony that brings out the best in both food and wine.
Cellaring Potential: While this wine is ready to grace your glass now, its potential to evolve gracefully in the bottle means you can enjoy it until 2027 and beyond. Whether you choose to savour its youthful vibrancy or let it mature, the choice is yours.
Discover the magic of Kuitpo in every sip of K1 by Geoff Hardy Chardonnay. It’s more than a wine; it’s a testament to the beauty of cool climate winemaking.
In 1986, Geoff Hardy found the ideal site for the production of outstanding cool climate grapes in the Adelaide Hills. The vineyard became known as the K1 vineyard, as this unique, ground breaking site was the first vineyard in the Kuitpo region.
Today, the K1 wines are considered to be some of Australia’s finest ultra- premium, single estate wines. The beautifully situated cellar door overlooks the lake and vineyard, and has been recognised as one of Australia’s Top 10 Cellar Door Experiences by a leading wine industry publication. In 2012 and 2014, Winestate Magazine named K1 and Wines by Geoff Hardy as its Australian Winery of the Year. Australia’s most prominent wine writer, James Halliday, has also rated Wines by Geoff Hardy as a 5 red star winery, a top rating only awarded to 10% of wineries in his Wine Companion.
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