Kooyong Farrago Chardonnay 2021


A cracking Chardonnay. The fruit for this wine is from a 0.7 hectare sector of the gently sloping Farrago vineyard. Whole bunch pressing into French oak, 20% of which is new. Wild yeasts, then fermentation on lees for 11 months with a single racking. A gleaming lemon hue, the nose offers an array of aromatics with lemon butter, cashews, flint, matchstick notes, citrus, spices and a hint of nuts. There is a touch of ripening peach here too. Terrific balance, great length and a fine line of acidity with serious intensity from start to finish, all the way along the lengthy finish. The palate also exhibits a note of dried apricots. Enjoy any time from now for six to ten years.