Sacred Hill have, once again, crafted a unique blend of Chardonnay from our iconic Riflemans Vineyard. Our quarter barrique (56 litres) of 2019 Shotgun Chardonnay is an exclusive blend of hand-picked, old vine Mendoza. Barrel fermented with indigenous yeast in new and one-year old French oak barriques and aged for 12 months on lees to create a rich and complex Chardonnay with layers of flavour and an intense finish.
Shotgun Chardonnay pays homage to the working title of our first, premium chardonnay that would later be known as Riflemans. “Shotgun Chardonnay” was humorously chalked on the barrels back in 1994, when most of the harvest was spent brandishing shotguns to keep hungry birds away from the precious fruit.
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