Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
88 Points, Wine Enthusiast
California winemaker Ehren Jordan contributed to the making of this wine in partnership with Australian Bernard Hickin, hence the Two Lands moniker. It's a solid wine for the price, delivering subtle toasted-grain notes, vanilla and citrus custard flavors and a reasonably full, creamy texture.
White peach and melon varietal aromas with an attractive creamy nutty and toasty character on the nose. A vibrant, generous Chardonnay with ripe melon and white peach flavors, cut through with zesty citrus notes.
This Two Lands Chardonnay is a fusion of winemaking expression. Jacob’s Creek Chief Winemaker Bernard Hickin and award-winning Californian winemaker Ehren Jordan set out to create a distinctive, full-flavoured Chardonnay that combines Australian character and Californian craftsmanship. With his extensive knowledge of South Australian vineyards, Bernard selected the right fruit to match their vision for a vibrant wine that would showcase its generous varietal flavours in new and exciting ways. He chose parcels from the Padthaway, Wrattonbully and Coonawarra regions and together the winemakers decided to pick the fruit later in the season than normal, allowing time on the vine to increase sugar levels and reduced acidity. Ehren then suggested stopping fermentation before the wine was bone dry, leaving some natural residual sugar and creating a fuller mouth-feel. Selected parcels went through malolactic fermentation and spent time in contact with French oak, as well as time on yeast lees, to soften the acidity and add texture. In addition, some parcels were fermented with wild yeast, delivering additional complexity to the rich, ripe fruit flavours.