Region: Gippsland, Victoria
The Ada River vineyard was planted in 1982 by the Kelleher family at Neerim South in the foothills of Mount Baw Baw, Gippsland. The site comprises uniform volcanic soils, which run deep into basalt rock. Clonal selection is kept to P58 and I10V1 Chardonnay with the total plantings of Chardonnay being just on a hectare. The vineyard sits at an elevation of 300m and has the fortune of 360-degree windbreaks, which limit the at-times harsh winds pushing from the snow fields. The vineyard is 100% dry grown, which is evident through the intense fruit concentration.Nose: Powerful, with lifted citrus, melon and brioche.Palate: Peach and citrus with deep length and minerality.