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Archer’s Chardonnay

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The Henschke Archer’s Vineyard Chardonnay, located high in the central cool-climate Adelaide Hills and planted in the mid-1980s, has been named as a tribute to Alan and Mary Archer of Lenswood. The property had previously belonged to Alan and Mary Archer who ran The Chesser Cellar, a dining institution in Adelaide for many years. Alan had previously sold Stephen’s father, Cyril’s wine in Adelaide and became a well-loved ‘mine host’ at the Chesser. Mary loved to grow her own vegetables for the restaurant in her well tended garden on the farm at Lenswood. The ancient well-drained sandy loam soils derived from a sedimentary shale bedrock ensure naturally low-yielding vines and concentrated fruit flavours. The 100% chardonnay is handpicked from individual blocks and fermented separately and lees aged in oak barrels. The cool-climate Adelaide Hills provides purity of fruit, beautiful acidity, length of flavour and great ageing potential.

Producer/Brand – Henschke
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Designer – Canopy Creative


Label Information

Vintage – 2013
Varietal – Chardonnay
Region – Adelaide Hills
Printing Press – Conventional
Stock – HGW
Embellishments – Gloss Screen Grain, Silver FoilArt