Sourced from cool climate Tasmania, Yarra Valley and Tumbarumba fruit. This finely structured wine shows exceptional depth and array of flavour. Refined lemon citrus and stone fruit characters are balanced by subtle toasty vanillin oak. Barrel fermentation in a mix of new and one year old French oak barriques, together with malolactic fermentation have contributed to the wine's flavour, profile and texture.
Background Information: This Chardonnay is released as a tribute to Eileen Hardy, the matriarch of Australia's best known wine making and sailing family. Eileen actively influenced the Hardy wine company between 1938 - 1975, and was honoured with an OBE in 1977 for her outstanding contribution to the Australian wine industry.
'The Eileen Hardy Chardonnay was a real standout. The passion of the winemaker to honour the matriarch of the Hardy family with the perfect chardonnay, right through to the systems in place to ensure its grape suppliers had excellent environmental practices, impressed all the judges.'
Since its first vintage in 1986, The Eileen Hardy Chardonnay has become Australia's most awarded chardonnay using only premium grapes sourced from the very best cool climate vineyards in Tasmania, Hoddles Creek and Tumbarumba.