This chardonnay is possibly the most awarded wine in Queensland. With it’s win over 12000 wines in the Australia & New Zealand Winestate competition, as the first white wine to take out “Wine of the Year” or “Wine of Show” as well as best chardonnay varietal, it has been propelled into a swag of other awards, including best wine in QLD for 2017. This current vintage is no exception with 96pts in 2023 Winestate and a finalist in the grand final.
Our 960-metre altitude vineyard on the northern Granite Belt significantly extends the ripening period of our Chardonnay grapes, allowing them to develop a spectrum of flavours and aromas whilst maintaining the tight line of acidity so important to the wine’s structure. Grapefruit, citrus and nectarine aromas fill the bouquet and are complexed by creamy and toasty French oak notes acquired by barrel fermentation. The palate, creamy and long with great persistence is driven by rich fruit and complex lees flavours, balanced by a lovely line of tight acidity. Expect this wine to develop beautifully over the next 5 years.