Coombe Estate, Coldstream (Yarra Valley), Victoria (85%)
Swallowfield, Gembrook (Upper Yarra Valley), Victoria (15%)
WINEMAKING: Mendoza and P58 clone Chardonnay from Coldstream, and I10V1 clone from Gembrook. Fermented in a mixture of new (11%) and neutral French oak puncheons and barriques. Bottled in August 2021 to capture freshness and delicacy.
TASTING NOTES: Lemon yellow in colour, this wine delivers aromas of white blossoms, white nectarine and meyer lemon with hints of nutmeg and sea spray. The palate delivers fine quartz-like texture with an array of summer stone fruits, lemon myrtle and integrated oak tannins. The finish is long, full and satisfying with invigorating acidity.
PEAK DRINKING: Present – 2025
TA: 6.95 g/L
2021 Fetherston 'Iris' Chardonnay
'Intensity of flavour here is noteworthy. Lime, stonefruit and pineapple-like characters with brine, lemongrass and honey as chasers. It’s a wine of purity, line and length first and foremost but it’s also bursting with fruit. Interesting take. Different in a pure way. There are whispers of both gravel and vanilla here too. It holds your attention and then some.'
- Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front