Please make up orders in lots of 6 or 12 bottles (mixed six packs and mixed dozens are welcome).
Blend Chardonnay (100%), TUMBARUMBA
Season The 2016/17 growing season was marked a wet spring, precipitating a relatively long and cool ripening period. A dry January/February enabled stress-free ripening and good retention of aromatics and grape acid.
Viticulture The vineyard sits in a saddle at 850m above sea level, at the foothills of the Snowy Mountains. The site drains to valleys either side and offers exceptional conditions for growing Chardonnay at the cool margin. The soil is deep, well-drained, weathered granite.
Winemaking The grapes were harvested at just over 12 Baumé, with 11+ g/L acid. The fruit was whole bunch pressed and run to a mix of new and seasoned Allier and Tronçais oak for fermentation. Each parcel underwent a full malolactic fermentation and was aged on lees before blending and bottling in February 2018.
Taste The wine is fresh on the nose with aromas of white flowers, grapefruit and flint. A changing and complex wine of depth and concentration that with time in the glass reveals lemon curd, brioche and spent matchsticks. The palate is focussed, mouth-filling and long. The wine will metamorphose and take on complexity with age.
"Almost colourless. Lightly reductive, very zesty nose. Mmm. Really fills the palate with ripe, friendly fruit but has the drive and zest to keep it all racy. There has been a little evolution already. Quite long." - Jancis Robinson
Trophy Best Chardonnay - 2019 Canberra and Region Wine Show