Geographically a mirror image of Samantha’s Paddock, this block is located in the perfect spot to capture both the cool breeze blowing from the Great Dividing Range and the morning sun afforded by its east-facing orientation. Due to its elevation, angle and aspect, it is historically harvested much later than traditional Valley-floor Chardonnay. It is our ode to the Grand Cru Montrachet of Burgundy.
Intense lifted and unfurling aromas of lemon curd, red apple, elderflower, sage leaf and caraway seed with savoury elements of wet stones and struck match. This ‘amplified’ counterpoint to our single-vineyard Estate Chardonnay balances an integrated line of natural acidity with ample varietal expression showcasing quince, honeysuckle and saline characters. The understated persistent flavours marry with subtle oak, integrated phenolic grip, buttered creaminess and a biscuity texture through the long finish.