Maturation Matured in 14% new and 86% seasoned French barriques for 10 months prior to blending and bottling. Background Fifth-generation winemaker Stephen Henschke and his wife Prue purchased the property in the Adelaide Hills in 1981. At 550m, the Lenswood vineyards offer not only magnificent views over the traditional vine country but also higher rainfall and humidity at the right time of the year, cooler temperatures to retain high natural acidity, and still enough sunshine to fully ripen the grapes. The chardonnay vineyard, which consists of seven clones, has taken its name from Frederick Croft, an orchardist who took up a neighbouring property in 1938. Cellaring potential Excellent vintage, 15+ years (from vintage)

Croft Chardonnay

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