2021 Al Dente
Lovely Jean-Baptist Cordises, the Frenchman who found himself after stints in Savoie, Jura and even making sake with the masters in Japan, sitting pretty in his Adelaide Hills home. This Chardonnay is something else, like him, full of personality. The fruit is sourced from an organically farmed vineyard in Vine Vale, near Tanunda in the Barossa Valley. He uses lots of oxygen and untopped barrels bring a unique oxidative edge with fascinating results. No S02 just ‘Pur Jus’. Really wild, full of nuts and savoury notes, hay and meadowsweet. Lovers of Lucy Margaux will like to sit with this one.