Pacha Mama Chardonnay 2023


A very smart Yarra Valley Chardonnay here, whole bunch pressing followed by 12 hours settling. A wild ferment in puncheons was followed by six weeks lees stirring and then a period of maturation in French oak, including a percentage new. Deep yellow hue, the nose gives us notes of cashews, florals, citrus and peaches. The oak is very well integrated here, with a touch still evident, but it is a process. Stonefruit notes to the fore, this is fresh and seamless with good energy and an appealing creamy texture. The intensity is maintained for the full length. Delicious now and over the next four years.