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Tolpuddle Chardonnay 2019

$85.00
Profile Stone Fruit
Region Coal River Valley
Body Light-medium

Tolpuddle vineyard is the Tasmanian outpost of Shaw + Smith. Impressed by the potential for cool-climate viticulture in Tasmania, cofounders Martin Shaw & Michael Hill Smith MW acquired the renowned Tolpuddle vineyard in 2011. Located in the Coal River Valley approximately 20 minutes north-east of Hobart, the single vineyard was established in 1988 and is planted to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

 

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Tasting Notes

When to drink
Cellar this wine for 5+ years
On the nose
A flowery bouquet leads in to nectarine, white peach and grapefruit zest.
On the palate
An incredibly long palate, the full palette of chardonnay flavours sewn together by an invisible silver thread of acidity.
Product Notes
This wine is true to the Tolpuddle Vineyard Chardonnay style: refined and precise with firm acidity and a combination of lightness of texture and intensity of flavour. The 2019 vintage has succulence and power, with great purity, aromas of white flowers, and tastes of mandarin and white peach, with a dash of sea spray. The grapes were all and picked, the whole bunch pressed and fermented in French oak. The wine spent nine months in barrel with gentle stirring as required, then rested in the tank on lees.