The Smith’s Vineyard of Beechworth was planted in 1978 to four different blocks of Chardonnay. One of these four blocks is referred to as the Triangle Block due to its decreasing row lengths resulting in a “triangular” shape to the planted area.
Facing South-East and consisting of just 183 vines, this block consistently produces Chardonnay of the highest quality. In the best growing seasons, the resulting wine is elevated to a new level worthy of a single block release.
Quietly powerful aromas of wild flowers, citrus and white nectarine combine with secondary characters of freshly grilled nuts and almond meal. Complex and intense, a creamy, velvety texture is underlined by citrus acidity and gentle spice finishing with a grapefruit pithiness that is intense, precise and long.
2019 harvest date: 24th February
Bottled: 1st September 2020