'XYZ' Chardonnay

'XYZ' Chardonnay

2019 Chardonnay
Hunter Valley, NSW

A modern crisp Hunter Chardonnay style. Barrel fermented, but no malolactic fermentation allowed.

$25 each

The Real Review - Nick Butler - February 2020
The Real Review - Nick Butler - February 2020
94 / 100
GOLD MEDAL
GOLD MEDAL
2020 Winewise Small Vigneron Awards - CLASS 10

Wine Details

Region

Hunter Valley

Vintage

2019

Type

White Wine

Variety

Chardonnay

Volume

750mL

Alcohol Volume

13%

Background

The ‘XYZ’ brand wines constitute modern styles of Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz. New Generation wines from the Hunter Valley.

Vineyard Notes

Chardonnay grapes were sourced from two established Hunter Valley vineyards, one in Pokolbin and the other one in the Upper Hunter.

Winemaking

A great vintage for Hunter whites is 2019!! Moderate temperatures led to very even ripening although a couple of weeks earlier than usual. Great flavours and sugar/acid balance.

Tasting Notes

Colouring of light straw, aromas of nectarine and white peach stone-fruit. Mild toasty oak sits under and in harmony with the fruit profile on the palate. Great freshness from the slatey acidity and great drive on the finish.

Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

Medium term—8 years +.

Food Matches

Fresh cooked seafood, oysters & prawns.

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