Burton McMahon George’s Vineyard Chardonnay 2022


This wine is part of the departure from Matt Burton’s usual Hunter efforts, which have so impressed in the past, where he teams with another gun winemaker, Dylan McMahon, from Seville Estate, for a series of Yarra specials. The George’s Vineyard is near Seville, in the Upper Yarra. Whole bunch pressed and left to settle overnight in tank, the juice is racked to barrel for a natural fermentation, with malo not encouraged. Ten months in French oak barrels, 30% new. Bright lemon hue, this is rich and complex. There are some barrel ferment notes along with stonefruits, guava, figs, nougat and mandarin. Good intensity throughout and seriously impressive length. Nicely balanced, this is fresh and yet has immense depth with some some crisp green apple acidity. A stunning Yarra Chardy, and sensational value compared with what you would normally pay for a wine of this quality. Love it. It should provide pleasure for at least eight to ten years. Only 90 dozen made.