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2022 Lillydale Vineyard Chardonnay

2022 Lillydale Vineyard Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

Careful winemaking has resulted in a perfect green tinted yellow colour. Excellent complexity on the nose and palate after pressing whole bunches and a wild ferment in barrel. Bran meal and cashew notes from the fine French oak compliment the white peach and grapefruit characters. A fine and lacy Chardonnay that will evolve over the next few years.

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Wine Specs
6.5 g/L
Residual Sugar
1.44 g/L
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
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.
Winemaker Comments
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. This is our third release from this esteemed vineyard following the opportunity arose to take the fruit in late 2019. 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 made for particularly poor flowering, resulting in below average yields. Cool and dry conditions in the lead up to harvest prolonged ripening and retained acidity, producing a small crop of high quality Chardonnay with great purity and finesse.
Food Pairing
Seafood to light meat dishes.
Drinking very well now but will improve with further bottle age.