COLOUR Mid straw.
NOSE A citrus backbone complemented with melon and ripe apple fruit.
PALATE Fresh and lively with lovely middle palate concentration. Juicy and succulent showing typical cool climate elegance.
CELLAR Now – 2023.
WINEMAKING NOTE A wet Winter delayed budburst creating a typical cool climate growing season. Vine balance and an even ripening period delivered grapes with exceptional flavour, structure and fineness.
VARIETAL COMPOSITION 100% Chardonnay
FERMENTATION METHOD 50% tank and 50% barrel fermentation
FERMENTATION TIME 17 days
BARREL ORIGIN French 500L
TIME IN BARREL 9 months
YEAST TYPE Wet cultured CY3079, QA23
RESIDUAL SUGAR 0.89g/L
REGION Yarra Valley
DATE OF HARVEST Late February and early March 2018
VINE AGE Average 20 years
YIELD 3.5 tonnes/acre
METHOD Machine and handpicked
CLONE I10V1, Mendoza, P58
SOIL TYPE Alluvial loam and mudstone clays
CULTIVATION PRACTICES Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP)
Review by Christina Pickard (April 2020): A deft example of a modern Aussie Chard at an affordable price.