Nova Vita 'Firebird' Chardonnay 2017, Adelaide Hills
NOVA VITA means New Life with their logo in the shape of a New Dawn rising.
This especially rings true as the family owned and run Nova Vita were hit by bushfires in December 2019 - followed by the year that was 2020! However, they are tenacious, resilient and have recovered, regrown and rebuilt - which is lucky for all of us as they make darn' good wines!
The Nova Vita Firebird Chardonnay 2017 is a single vineyard, single block, hand picked, vegan friendly, full bodied wine displaying white stone fruits, apples, green pear, cashews and crème brûlée with integrated nutty oak adding support and complexity.
"The Nova Vita chardonnay is a steelier expression than its predecessor, relying on a reductive flintiness for crunch and energy, as much as it does on its bright acidity, this needs a little time to settle. The same luminescent yellow, flecked with green, draws one to aromas of melon and orchard fruits. The oak is impeccably integrated, the finish racy and skidding across its structural scales of mineral, acid and leesy detail." Halliday