Villain and Vixen Chardonnay
Beyond the single vineyard estates, Hentley Farm produce a portfolio of modern wines sourced from select vineyards across the Barossa including a range of wines under the Villain & Vixen label.
As villains against convention we favour vixen like elegance, textural wines with enhanced vibrancy of fruit and varietal characteristics.
Eden Valley: 400m above sea level | 30 year old vines
Upshot: Complexity | Intense and vibrant flavour profile
Rainfall: Average Winter rainfall | Above average Spring Rainfall
Temperature: Warm Spring to early Summer | No extreme heat events
Upshot: Healthy leaf canopies | Consistent flowering and fruit set | Controlled development
Rainfall: Dry Summer and Autumn
Temperature: Below average daytime temperatures | Cool nights
Upshot: Consistent ripening conditions | Extended even flavour development | High natural acid | Wines of power and elegance
Fermentation: Tipped directly to press | Oxidatively handled | Natural ferment in stainless steel
Tech. Analysis: Alcohol: 12.5% | pH: 3.27 | Acid: 6.9g/L | RS: <1.62g/L
Harvested: 15th February 2021 | Bottled: June 2021 | Released: June 2021
Profile: Honeydew melon | Grapefruit | Lavender flower | Flint | Popcorn | Green apple
Texture: Great acid line and length