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Toolangi F Block Chardonnay 2021

RRP: $75.00
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97 Points - Halliday Wine Companion 2023

“A bright green-gold hue. There's a lot going on here. Aromas of ripe white peach, acacia, wet stone, and a little discreet toast from the perfectly handled and already integrated oak. Mineral, textured and slippery, the palate is both structured and very well balanced. Finishes super long and, as good as this is now, those that have the patience to lay some down for two to five years will be well rewarded.”
- Philip Rich, Halliday Wine Companion

96 Points - The Real Review 2022

94 Points - The Wine Front 2022

Tasting Notes: This is a super fragrant F-Block that unfurls with air; flinty notes of river pebbles, white florals, citrus blossom and grapefruit skin. The palate is multi layered with a good spread of flavours and textures in 2021. Nectarine, camomile, grapefruit, toasted almond with creamy lees influence too. This has hallmark F-Block tight lines, finesse and length, a wine to savour.
Winemaking Notes: Hand-picked 27th of February
Vinification & Elevage: Fruit was whole bunch pressed directly to French oak barriques, (25% new) for wild primary fermentation by wild yeast. 40% of the blend underwent malolactic conversion with no lees stirring, 10 months on lees in oak. 265 dozen produced.
Viticultural Notes: From low cropped, hand-harvested Gin Gin clone Chardonnay from our 20 year old vines in F Block.
Soil: Very fine silty clay loam topsoil, with richer clay silts in the sub-soil. The soil is restrained in elements which helps to create a balance between vine vigor and fruitfulness.
Climate: Cool climate (although fractionally warmer than the southern Yarra Valley regions) with moderate to high rainfall and humidity.
Aspect: Undulating slopes with varying aspects and blocks designed to channel air flow and drain excess water.
Varietal: Chardonnay 100%
Alcohol: 13.5%
Contains sulphites. Vegan wine