Vintage
2016
Brand
Village
Title
Chardonnay
Description

Hand-picked and gently pressed has maximised the ‘fruit core’. Barrel fermented and partial lees stirring added complexity and richness. 2016 vintage will age gracefully with lovely natural acidity.

‘Muted oak, touches of exoticism countered by stern, stony, acidity and a seamless feel throughout… a very attractive and thought-provoking wine.’

Matthew Jukes (UK), 100 Best Australian Wines 2018/19

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Viticulture

Varietal
Chardonnay
Vintage
2016
Region
Yarra Valley
VINE AGE
9-14 Years
YIELD
1.5 t/acre
METHOD
Machine & Hand Harvest YEAST TYPE
SOIL TYPE
Grey loam over yellow clays
CLONE
Mendoza
CULTIVATION PRACTICES
Trellis vertical shoot positioning

Tasting Notes

Colour
Pale straw with green hues
Nose
Lovely white peach & pear fruit. Creamy ‘barrel ferment’, cashew nut supported by a citrus/ mineral freshness.
Palate
An intoxicating mix of stone fruit purity and an edgy flintiness. Vanillin oak spice richness finishing with a crisp clean acid tail.

Winemaking

Alcohol
13%
Bottle size
750 mL
WINEMAKING NOTES
100% Barrel fermentation, 11 months in French 228 & 500 litre barrels. The barrel age is 10% new and 90% seasoned.

Professional Reviews

Rating Value
90
Rating Scale
points
Rating Value Maximum
100
Rating Value Minimum
0
Reviewer
Toni Paterson
Publication
The Real Review
Review
Quite shy on the nose with green melon aromas, but within a short time frame it opens to reveal subtle cream and oatmeal nuances. The palate has pleasant reserve and spice. Moderate intensity. Well-made and very good for the price
Reviewer
Campbell Mattinson
Publication
Wine Front
Review
“...This is fruit-forward and velvety and, as a result, slips down a treat. Ripe stonefruit, fennel, steel and red apple flavours run juicily through the palate. Its charms are open and obvious, in a good way...”
Rating Value
91
Rating Scale
points
Rating Value Maximum
100
Rating Value Minimum
0
Reviewer
James Halliday
Publication
Halliday Wine Companion Magazine
Review
Vintage
2016
Brand
Village
Title
Chardonnay
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