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Willowlake Vineyard Chardonnay 2022

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Volume and expression from the outset here: grilled peach, white nectarine, quince and flint, then a pastry like richness.

Wine Details

Region Yarra Valley

State Victoria

Wine Type White Wine

Variety Type Chardonnay

Alcohol Percentage 13.4%

Background

The Vineyard Series matches specific varieties and sites to give you outstanding examples of single vineyard wines.

Tasting Notes

Straw coloured with green hues. There’s volume and expression from the outset here. Grilled peach, white nectarine, quince and flint, then richer attributes - guava, baked apple pie notes; a pastry like richness. That sense of richness carries over on to the palate but is laced with white flowers, flint and cordite. For all that voluminous aroma, the palate is medium bodied and composed. A yellow apple acidity tucking everything in place. The flavours linger for minutes, a testament to the power and concentration of this old vine vineyard.

Vineyard Notes

This wine was sourced from the north facing Willowlake Vineyard, sited in the red volcanic soils of Gladysdale.

Winemaker's Notes

A traditional winemaking approach was used to produce this wine: handpicking and whole bunch pressing directly into 500 litre French oak puncheons for a natural fermentation followed by 10 months maturing on lees.

Vintage Notes

A long, late and cool growing season with very low crops delivering wines with exceptional flavour, freshness and balance.

Awards

Title Halliday Wine Companion

Description "...aromas of stone fruits, acacia honey and grilled nuts. Glides effortlessly across the silken texture palate. You know it will age well, but this is an Oakridge Chardonnay that you won't need to wait too long to enjoy." Phillip Rich

Rating 96 / 100

Product Reviews (1)

Halliday Wine Companion - 96pts

“Sexy stuff from the first whiff with its aromas of stone fruits, acacia honey and grilled nuts. Glides effortlessly across the silken-textured palate. You know it will age well, but this is an Oakridge chardonnay that you won’t need to wait too long to enjoy.” – Philip Rich

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