Toolangi F Block Chardonnay 2020

RRP: $100.00
Varietal: Chardonnay 100%
Vintage: 2020
Alcohol: 13.5%
Contains sulphites. Vegan wine
HALLIDAY RATING: 96 POINTS
Tasting Notes: The wine opens with aromas of pine nuts, lemon blossom, camomile and a burning candle like quality. The palate is quite expressive with stone fruits and lemon citrus though shows the cool season with freshness and mineral like acidity. Hallmark F Block phenolics build nice layers to the palate enhancing the overall experience.
Winemaking Notes: Harvest: 14th March
Vinification & Elevage: Fruit was whole bunch pressed directly to French oak barriques (30% new) for primary fermentation by wild yeast. Partial malolactic conversion, eight months on lees in oak.
Viticultural Notes: From low cropped, hand-harvested Gin Gin clone Chardonnay from our 19 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. From low cropped, hand-harvested Gin Gin clone Chardonnay from our 19 year old vines in F Block.