Hollick Bond Road Coonawarra Chardonnay has crunchy yellow stone fruit with fresh citrus characters combined with naturally occurring acidity to provide length and balance. It is buttery and smooth and tremendous value at the price.
This is a wine that can be enjoyed young and fresh or benefit from further careful cellaring.
|Style||Dry, White, Full Bodied, Barrel Fermented, Spice, Buttery|
About the region and producer
Coonawarra is renowned as one of Australia's finest wine regions and is particularly known for producing world class red wines, especially Cabernet Sauvignon. The rich red terra rossa soils over limestone, pure underground water and a long cool ripening season for the grapes produce wines of elegance and longevity.
In 1974 Ian Hollick purchased a piece of grazing land on the southern end of the Coonawarra district. This small block of land was one of the original allocations in the Coonawarra Fruit Colony which John Riddoch founded in 1890. It was never developed as a fruit block, but instead was the site of a tannery, and later a dairy farm.
In 1975 the Hollick's commenced developing this vineyard, progressively planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. Ian Hollick's involvement with viticulture goes way back to his childhood in Mildura as the son of a soldier settler fruit blocker. After studying Agricultural Science at Dookie Agricultural College, and a tenure with Mildara Wines Coonawarra as National Vineyard Manager, Ian, along with Wendy, launched Hollick Wines in 1983.
The original slab cottage located on Neilson’s Block was restored and opened as the Hollick Cellar Door. This historic building remains at the entrance to Hollick Estates today. The heritage listed cottage dating back to the 1860’s was the reputed birthplace of famous lyric poet John Shaw Neilson. Cellar Door sales were carried out in the cottage until 2002 when a new cellar door sales area and restaurant (Upstairs at Hollick) were built to fulfil the demand for a winery restaurant in Coonawarra. The integration of old and new has been outstandingly successful making Hollick Estates a ‘must see’ in Coonawarra.
Hollick Estates launched onto the national and international wine scene by winning the 1985 Jimmy Watson Trophy at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show. Demand for the Hollick product was such that expansion was necessary, and in 1987 Ian and Wendy Hollick purchased the nearby "Wilgha" vineyard, to supplement their existing production. In 1998 the Hollick's developed their “Red Ridge” vineyard in the neighbouring region of Wrattonbully, adding further diversification and regional variation to the portfolio. Further plantings of Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and Petit Verdot, and even more recently Tempranillo, Sangiovese, Barbera and Savagnin have also taken place.
Vineyard and Wine Making
Named after Bond Road, where the Hollick Estates Chardonnay vineyard is situated. Cool nights experienced in our region are due to the upwelling of cold currents offshore in the Great Southern Ocean. These cool nights contribute to the length of the growing period for Chardonnay in our vineyards, allowing for gradual flavour development and elegance in the resulting wines. The 2019 vintage can be characterised by warm sunny days and cool nights providing the perfect ripening conditions for flavour development and optimal sugar levels. The Bond Road Chardonnay was picked the second week of March. The grapes showed great natural acidity and bright, complex varietal flavours. Free run juice was transferred to tank for overnight settling. To encourage richness and complexity of palate, light lees were transferred with the juice to fine grain French oak barrels. Further flavour development was achieved through 8 months of yeast lees contact and regular stirring. Partial malolactic fermentation contributes some complexity to a fine cool climate Chardonnay.
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