Chardonnay – also known as the queen of grapes is the second most planted variety in the world. Some of the most world´s precious wines are made of Chardonnay.
There is no other grape as adaptable as this one and so this variety is ideal for the winemaker's skill to mirror the soil directly in the bottle - as it is with us. We decided to mature our Austrian Hills line in steel tanks, which accentuates fruit and a crispy acidity.
|Wine growing region||LOWER AUSTRIA|
|Optimum drinking age||2022 - 2020|
|Drinking temperature||10 - 12 °C|
|Residual sugar||3.2 g/L TROCKEN / DRY|
|Must scale||16.2 BRIX|
|Bottle cap||SCREW CAP|
|Packaging||CASES OF 6 BOTTLES|
|5 LAYERS ON FULL EURO PALETTE|
As exceptionally good food companion it pairs well with shellfish like prawns and crayfish as well as with creamy pasta dishes. Due to its texture and freshness it matches also well with crème brûlée or soft cheeses served after a meal.
This grape variety requires good, warm sites with deep soils, a sufficient water supply and a higher lime content. Chardonnay produces very extract-rich wines that still have a pleasant acidity even at high maturity.
Chardonnay is a natural cross between Burgundy and Heunisch and originally comes from Burgundy in France. There, it is still used as base wine for champagne. Since the middle of the last century, this wine variety has also been of great importance in Austria.
2021 NÖ WEIN (AT): Vintage 2020 - Gold
2020 London Wine Competition: Vintage 2019 - Silver
2019 AWC Vienna (AT): Vintage 2018 – Gold
2019 VVT Valtické vinné trhy (CZ): Vintage 2018 – Gold
2019 Decanter World Wine Awards: Vintage 2018 – Silver
2019 NÖ WEIN (AT): Vintage 2018 - Gold
2018 AWC (AT): Vintage 2017 – Gold + Finalist
Bright dark ruby-garnet red with violet reflexes, medium bodied with plummy ripe fruit, underlying lush fruit flavors, dark berries that mingle with black pepper, some scent of cassis and vanilla, gentle tannins and beautifully integrated refreshing acidity, rounded edges, magnificent balance between sweet&sour.
Clear bright citrus yellow with green reflexes. lime and lemon zest, herbal note and a distinctive white peppery freshness, yellow blossoms, radiating compactness and fine elegance, subtle acidity with long finish, delicate tingly aftertaste
AUThill Wines GmbH