2021 Carrodus Chardonnay

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Blossom, slate, citrus; lemon and lime, green apple and fresh pear. A pure fruit expression, the palate is energetic with refreshing acidity, a pithy texture and chalky finish. A delicious and compact young wine, a Chardonnay to cellar and watch its evolution over time.

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97 Points – Halliday Wine Companion 2024

97 Points – Tyson Stelzer, Wine Press


Hand harvested, the fruit was chilled overnight and whole bunch pressed with the juice run directly to barrel, oxidatively handled, no additions except being inoculated with a selected yeast. The strain chosen for its expression of fruit purity. Fermentation and maturation for 10 months in four barriques, 50% new oak, all French.

Technical Data

Varietals: Chardonnay

Region: Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia.

Vines: The Carrodus Chardonnay comes from an impressive but small planting of the Burgundy import clone 95, selected by R. Bernard in 1986, it arrived in Australia in 1988. It is highly regarded for producing wines with a fine elegant style.

Cellaring: A wine made with longevity in mind, a 5-10 year cellaring window when stored under suitable conditions. Australian Chardonnay has great potential as a cellaring proposition.

Bottled with screwcap to maintain freshness.

Alcohol: 13%