Geoff Weaver has some of the oldest vines in the Adelaide Hills; his vineyards were planted between 1982 and 1988. With this awesome resource Geoff makes a Sauvignon Blanc that can only be described as ‘immaculate’, one of Australia’s top Chardonnays, and an often overlooked but highly aromatic and minerally Riesling. Geoff is clearly one of Australia’s elite white wine makers. They are quite cheap for the quality and well worth trying.
“Fresh, fine, complex and understated with subtle cream, nuts and peach overtones. Crisp and tight with a supple mid palate with drying savoury faint grip at the finish. Fresh and delicate with a generous mid palate. Positive texture adds to the savoury edge.” – Geoff Weaver.
“Bright green-straw, wild yeast fermented in French oak, malolactic fermentation and lees contact have given the extra complexity and texture sought by Geoff Weaver, but have also left the vibrant fruit and natural acidity in charge. The finish very long. 96 points” James Halliday
“A joyful, delightfully fruit-driven Chardonnay with pristine freshness,length and elegance. Deep aromas of nectarine and peach knit tightly with nutty, dusty and spicy oak, with undertones of creamy yeast, cloves, cinnamon and faint smokiness. It’s long and concentrated, with penetrative flavour of grapefruit, melon, pineapple and stonefruit tightly integrated with fresh oak and finishing with crunchy acids and excellent length. 94 points” – Jeremy Oliver
Chardonnay – The grape that you can plant anywhere, in any climate and do anything to and it will still taste like an OK wine. When people hit the sweet spot of site, climate, cropping and winemaking, Chardonnay becomes a magical wine that will age gracefully but charm you at any age. Chardonnays can range from cool climate lean and citrusy to warmer climate tropical and overt. Oak and lees can add flavouring as can malolactic fermentation.