Coulter Wines Perihelion Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2023


The aim here is very much to follow sound ecological practices and focus on sustainability, both in the vineyard and the winery. Bottles are lightweight – the days of the monstrously heavy bottle are coming to an end – and the labels 100% recycled sugar cane whilst capsules and cartons use 40% recycled material. This fine Adelaide Hills Chardonnay is my pick of the range. A pale lemon hue, it is tight, clean and focused. Well-crafted and linear in style, it sits at the leaner and more elegant end of the spectrum with notes of citrus and stonefruit and spices. The wine is fresh and bright with excellent length, and will surely provide attractive drinking over the next five years.