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‘Loud Places’

Chardonnay   |   Adelaide Hills - Australia


When asked to describe the ethos of this wine, Louis responded with a quippy one-liner: “Fine cold, climate chardonnay to be drunk in a DJ booth at 3am.” Aptly named ‘Loud Places,’ this wine also pulls inspiration from the eponymous track by Jamie XX. This wine is one of those fun spins on a classic variety, a telltale sign of a new wave producer in South Australia. The grapes come from a single vineyard, the Virgara Hill Block, in the Piccadilly Valley, one of the highest winegrowing regions in Australia (1300 to 1950ft).

Grapes were hand harvested and then whole-bunch pressed to French oak puncheons and barriques (20% new). Fermentation kicked off spontaneously, as all of Louis’ wines do, and the lots remained there for 8 months before being blended and bottled with a dash of sulfur. No fining or filtering.


  • Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
  • Vineyard: Virgara Hill Block, Piccadilly Valley
  • Vine Age: 35+-years-old
  • Soil Type: Heavy clay loam over shale
  • Viticulture: Sustainable
  • Fermentation: Native – whole-bunch pressed to oak
  • Skin Contact: None
  • Aging: 8 months in French oak puncheon and barrique (20% new)
  • Alcohol: 12.7%
  • pH: 3.36
  • Total Acidity: 4.8 g/L
  • Total SO2: 84 ppm
  • Total Production: 208 cases
  • UPC: None

Tasting Notes

Bright straw color. A zippy, lemon-zesty mouthfeel is tempered by notes of almond, vanilla, and brioche. The finish really lingers thanks to that Piccadilly Valley acidity. This is jovial Chardonnay meant for loud places and late nights.

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