Clone: Bernard selection 76 own rooted – Vines planted in 2014.
Sourced solely from Lone Star Creek Vineyard, Upper Yarra Valley. C Block is yellow duplex soil.
Fruit picked on 2 March, 2019
Winemaker: Franco D’Anna
Total crush: 107 dozen – Crushed, pressed & cooled at receival, barrel primary and random natural malolactic fermentation.
Maturation: nine months on lees in new (18%) and used French Barrique (225l)
Cold stabilised, filtered and bottled 4 December, 2019.
Vegan friendly: no animal products used.
12.5% alc/vol; Approx. 7.4 standard drinks
Brilliant pale straw in colour, this wine is an elegant expression of regional cool climate character with aromas of citrus and white peach, complemented by vanilla from the new oak.
A medium weight in the mouth with grip from crisp acidity, giving the wine drive along the palate. Great length and a clean finish.
CAMPBELL MATTINSON, THE WINE FRONT: 92+ POINTS.
“It’s such an elegant, intense, sure-footed wine. Composure, that’s what it has. Lactose, honey, nectarine and lemon curd. The flavours sizzle along like a tennis ball with a fierce undercut of spin applied. Grapefruit on the finish, not bitter but suggestive of it, just enough to whisper the word bite onto your tongue. Quality, it has plenty. Value, well. 24 bucks. Music to a wine lover’s ears.” winefront.com.au
RALPH KYTE-POWELL, THE REAL REVIEW: 94 POINTS.
“Quietly complex and stylish, this wine shows that quality Yarra Valley chardonnay need not be expensive. … A chardonnay of real harmony and a true bargain.”
Steve Creber, Halliday Wine Companion: 93 points.
“…Cool-climate elegance on show, you could say.”