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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 in Piccadilly called Chapel Valley. The 2023 vintage was a particularly cool and wet one in the Adelaide Hills and as such, it a very low yielding year for Chardonnay in the Piccadilly Valley.

Grapes were hand harvested and then whole-bunch pressed to French oak puncheons and barriques (30% 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 and just a gentle sterile filtration.


  • Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
  • Vineyard: Chapel Valley Vineyard (Piccadilly)
  • Vine Age: 39-years-old
  • Soil Type: Very sandy loam over 70 million year old shale rock
  • Viticulture: Practicing organic
  • Fermentation: Native – whole-bunch pressed to oak
  • Skin Contact: None
  • Aging: 8 months in French oak puncheon and barrique (30% new)
  • Alcohol: 11.8%
  • pH: 3.34
  • Total Acidity: 5.5 g/L
  • Total SO2: 91 ppm
  • Total Production: 100 cases
  • UPC: None

Tasting Notes

Radiant gold in hue, this Chardonnay captivates with a lively, citrus-infused vibrancy, complemented by undertones of almond, vanilla, and subtle brioche richness. The enduring finish is owed to the pronounced Piccadilly Valley acidity, making it an exuberant Chardonnay crafted for late nights in loud places.

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