Rochford Estate Chardonnay 2021

Special: $22.00
RRP: $38.00
94 Points - The Wine Front

“Grapefruit, preserved lemon, citrus leaf, a little almond biscuit and baking spice. It’s bright and fresh, a subtle creaminess and distinct saline character, something like oyster shell, zesty with fine acidity, and a long brine-laced finish. Stylish and complex.”
- Gary Walsh, The Wine Front 2023

92 Points - Halliday Wine Companion 2024

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Tasting Notes: A nose of ripe grapefruit, a little struck match with a whisper of oak spice to accompany lime leaf and lemon sorbet. The palate is crystalline with freshness and purity of nectarine and citrus fruits. Texture comes up as the wine breathes bringing a subtle creaminess to the palate finishing long, 2021 was such a stellar year for Yarra Chardonnay.
Winemaking Notes: Picked between the 19th & 23rd of February
Vinification & Elevage: Fruit was whole bunch pressed directly to French oak barriques, puncheons and a foudre (15% new) for primary fermentation. 10% of the blend underwent malolactic conversion with no lees stirring. 10 months on lees in oak.
Viticultural Notes: Chardonnay clones: I10V5, 76 and P58
2021 was a prolonged, classical season allowing for brilliant definition of flavour across our range. This wine is a blend of Chardonnay grapes from two vineyards in Gruyere and Woori Yallock, Yarra Valley.
Varietal: Chardonnay 100%
Alcohol: 12.9%
Contains sulphites. Vegan wine