Whole bunch pressing, wild ferment in new French oak have come together in spectacular fashion. The wine was fermented in 30% new French oak and the balance older, from a variety of cooperages.
Lillydale Estate was established in 1975 by Alex White and Martin Grinbergs. The Chardonnay vineyard has 3 different clones over 2.25 hectares and is a vineyard of exceptional pedigree. The vineyard has
had a number of different owners over the years and has produced wines that have won multiple trophies at local and capital city wine shows. When the opportunity arose to take the fruit from this exceptional vineyard in late 2019, it was too good to refuse.
A much finer style of Chardonnay than we see from our Indigo and Forest Edge Vineyards, this is a very exciting addition to our single vineyard range.
Above average spring rainfall coupled with cooler temperatures delayed budburst and lowered yields. Rain in February prolonged ripening and retained acidity, producing small amounts of high quality
Chardonnay with great purity and finesse.
Seafood to light meat dishes.
Drinking very well now but will improve with further bottle age.