Les Fruits - 2020 ‘Cassie’ Chardonnay

2020 ‘Cassie’ Chardonnay

Variety
Chardonnay
Region
Adelaide Hills, SA
Abv
13%
Volume
750ml

Very very small amount of this was made, sadly. It’s a kick back to the Rudy for Les Fruits diehards, but still something in itself entirely. Scrummy Adelaide Hills Chardonnay with fruit sourced from the cooler vineyards of Ashton in Piccadilly. Long slow barrel ferment, then 12 months on lees. So much cultured cream, fennel seed, caraway, bush smoke, golden apple. Fantastic. Les Fruits is Tim Stock’s wine-making project, using naturally and biodynamically farmed grapes sourced out of the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. Produced in the Adelaide Hills, the winemaking is simple and traditional. The wines have a really beautiful honesty to them, feeling charming and polished all at once.