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Chapel Hill Verdelho Mclaren Vale 2009

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Verdelho is a variety that evokes a fantastic array of drinking possibilities due to its stunning versatility. Verdelho’s luscious, generous and vibrant flavour renders it perfectly compatible to a myriad of cuisines and occasions. Verdelho was considered so well suited to the Australian climate that it was among the first whites to be imported (c. 1825). Australia is now said to produce some of the world’s better examples of this variety. This wine displays an intriguing array of flavours which includes kaffir lime, passion fruit, guava, lemongrass and honey suckle.

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Chapel Hill Winery Pty Ltd:
Originally the Christian Bible Church for the local area then later also used as a parish school; the chapel closed in its centenary year (1965) and fell into disrepair until its restoration in the 1970’s by Adelaide Professor, Tom Nelson. Tom commenced the establishment of a winery and the Chapel Hill brand in 1973 and six years later the site was purchased by a partnership of the Sellick and ... Read more
Originally the Christian Bible Church for the local area then later also used as a parish school; the chapel closed in its centenary year (1965) and fell into disrepair until its restoration in the 1970’s by Adelaide Professor, Tom Nelson. Tom commenced the establishment of a winery and the Chapel Hill brand in 1973 and six years later the site was purchased by a partnership of the Sellick and Gerrard families who enjoyed considerable success in developing the Chapel Hill wines. Gerrard bought out the Sellick family in the 80’s. A new winery was constructed in 1994 with a capacity of 1000 tonnes the equivalent of around 80,000 cases of wine. In 2000 Chapel Hill was acquired by the Swiss based family of Thomas Schmidheiny. Chapel Hill owns and operates 44 hectares of vineyards and purchases fruit from a select group of McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills vignerons. Since 2006 there have been a number of significant changes within the business. Changes to vineyards, wine styles, packaging and personnel have significantly contributed to a new look Chapel Hill that is totally dedicated to producing the best possible quality range of wines that articulate the stylistic expression the region. Read less

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Vintage: 2007 03/13/2009

This Verdelho displays an intriguing array of flavors which include kaffir lime, passion fruit, guava, lemongrass and honey suckle. Verdelho is a variety that evokes a fantastic array of drinking possibilities due to its stunning versatility. Verdelho's luscious, generous and vibrant flavor renders it perfectly compatible to a myriad of cuisines and occasions. Verdelho was considered so well suited to the Australian climate that it was among the first whites to be imported (c. 1825). Australia is now said to produce some of the world's better examples of this variety.The main portion of fruit for this wine is sourced from nearby Kangarilla vineyard.


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Vintage: 2003 02/12/2009

The 2007 Verdelho displays an intriguing array of flavors which include kaffir lime, passion fruit, guava, lemongrass and honey suckle. Verdelho is a variety that evokes a fantastic array of drinking possibilities due to its stunning versatility. Verdelho’s luscious, generous and vibrant flavor renders it perfectly compatible to a myriad of cuisines and occasions. Verdelho was considered so well suited to the Australian climate that it was among the first whites to be imported (c. 1825). Australia is now said to produce some of the world’s better examples of this variety.The main portion of fruit for this wine is sourced from nearby Kangarilla vineyard.



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Verdelho is a variety that evokes a fantastic array of drinking possibilities due to its stunning versatility. Verdelho’s luscious, generous and vibrant flavour renders it perfectly compatible to a myriad of cuisines and occasions. Verdelho was considered so well suited to the Australian climate that it was among the first whites to be imported (c. 1825). Australia is now said to produce some of the world’s better examples of this variety. This wine displays an intriguing array of flavours which includes kaffir lime, passion fruit, guava, lemongrass and honey suckle.

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