2022 Willowlake Vineyard Chardonnay Yarra Valley


Complex and highly lifted aromas of grapefruit, citrus blossom and white nectarine combine with gun smoke and freshly grilled nuts. The palate is refined and complex, driven by intense lemon pithe that flows into a creamy, velvety texture. The finish is precise and ever so savoury leaving a tactile sensation that is long and incredibly morish.

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A section of Willowlake Vineyard’s Parkinsons Road block was planted in 1979 in brown gradational soils over clay at an elevation of 270 metres above sea level. Unlike the majority of the Willowlake Vineyard, the Parkinsons Road block has a southerly aspect, with a consistent gradient across the entire block.

Grapes were hand picked and pressed to 500 litre French oak puncheons (35% first use) without clarification or racking for non-temperature controlled fermentation. Upon completion of fermentation, the wine was immediately sulphured to preserve freshness and acidity and rested on its lees for 12 months. The wine was transferred to tank for a further 3 months prior to bottling.

2022 Harvest Date: 9th March
Bottled: 14th June 2023

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Highly lifted aromas of pink grapefruit, citrus blossom and wet stone combine with white nectarine and freshly grilled nuts. The mouthfeel is initially lithe with intense minerality that flows into a creamy, velvety texture supported by lemon pithe and a light chalkiness. The finish is precise and long with a saline texture making the wine incredibly complex and morish.