This biodynamic Demeter certified Chardonnay is produced with minimal intervention by Hochkirch Wines in Tarrington, south-west Victoria.
With a pale gold colour and mouth-watering texture not dissimilar to a top-flight Chablis, this is possibly one of the best chardonnays produced in Australia. Layers of fruit flavour play with hints of cream and wood, but it’s the judicious use of acidity that knocks things out of the park.
A little about Tarrington Vineyards
‘Winemaking is mostly masterly inactivity with little intervention.’
Vineyard elevation is 250m above sea level with a very cool climate. The vineyards are integrated into the farm and thus benefit from the balanced environment of biodynamic practice. Sheep grazing is used regularly to help control weeds and remove unwanted foliage.
The white wines are soaked on skins for wild fermentation before being pressed to finish fermentation in tanks and then racked in oak over winter.
12.9 % alc/vol
Approx. 8 standard drinks
Natural ferment, no fining or filtration
Goes well with
Mountain cheeses such as Comté
Washed rinds such as Stone & Crow Nightwalker
Creamy blues such as Berrys Creek Tarwin Blue or Cashel Blue.
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