Yarra Valley Chardonnay
Toolangi Vineyard, Dixon's Creek, Mendoza Clone, Altitude 165m (65%)
Swallowfield Vineyard, Gembrook, I10V1 Clone, Altitude 250m (35%)
// Hand-picked //
// Whole bunch pressed //
// Wild yeast //
// Minimal handling //
// 100% French oak //
// 40% new puncheons //
250 dozen produced
2019 Fetherston Chardonnay
'I love the purity of this wine. It tastes essential. It includes flavours of nectarine and apple, dry pear and citrus, edges of chalk and cedar through the finish helping to tie it all together. Is there a flintiness here? Not really, but maybe a fraction. It’s as harmonious as it is sophisticated. And it has excellent length.'
- Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
'65% fruit off the Toolangi vineyard at Dixon’s Creek, the rest from Swallowfield in Gembrook. Whole-bunch pressed, wild fermented, aged about 10 months in French puncheons, 40% new with no mlf. A satisfying outcome. Flinty and a little funky, with grapefruit and lemon flavours mixing it up with some creamy, nutty barrel ferment flavours. Cedary oak adds a layer, too. Lots in this, yet a tight style and needs food in order to admire it more.'
- Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion