On the nose, there are aromas of creamy white peach & grapefruit with nutty, mealy notes & subtle spicy oak. A great example of cool climate Australian Chardonnay. Intensely flavoured with purity of fruit & complex textured mouth feel.
Awards and Accolades
96 Points - James Halliday, Wine Companion "Bright straw-green; picked at precisely the right moment, the fruit's quality vigilantly protected in the winery thereafter; white peach, grapefruit and a hint of passionfruit drive the bouquet and palate alike, the barrel ferment inputs a key part of the support of the long palate."
95 Points - Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front "Flinty style. Pure, lean-ish, long. Milk products, lemon curd, nuts and honeysuckle. Understated and reserved but the presentation of flavours make for beautiful drinking. Burst of flavour to the finish. Chalky texture. Fennel-like drive. Sophisticated."
From the Winery
After a wet winter in 2012, the spring leading into 2013 was relatively cool. The season was relatively mild in December and then blossomed into a sunny and very warm summer which continued well into March. The Summer temperature was only slightly above average, but the sunshine hours were truly atypical. The vines progressed steadily through the season but ripened rapidly, spurred on by the sunshine hours.
The Seppelt Drumborg Chardonnay is sourced exclusively from the Drumborg Vineyard in Henty. The vineyard was planted in 1964 to provide Seppelt with cool climate fruit for premium quality wines, including sparkling.
The Drumborg vineyard remains one of the most southern vineyards in mainland Australia. The varieties planted reflect the cool climate nature of the site with Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, along with Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. With a mean January Temperature of 17.5 degrees, Henty is fast developing a reputation as one of Australia's leading cool climate regions.
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