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Allevare Gippsland Chardonnay 2022

$ 58.00 incl. GST


From 40 year old vines on Xavier Goodridge’s Maffra site, barrel fermented and raised entirely in seasoned oak, with full malo.  Richer and with flesh, though this feels more derived of site rather than winemaking influence (oak/bâtonnage), reminiscent in many ways of Mâcon.  Attractively textured, a broad spectrum of fruit flavours here of grilled peach, melon, waxy apple, nectarine and cashew.  A leesy mealiness rounds out the finish, a sophistication here.

“A mix of spices to start like masala chai, clove-pierced skin of orange, ginger, then peanut husk, brown pear and yellow peach. It’s creamy on the palate, chewy, finishing on a zesty lime and nutty bitterness. Soft flavours but not without good acidic tension holding it in place. Lots to love here.” 92 points, Kasia Sobiesiak, Winefront