This wine was a real surprise and it took me on a little trip to Southern Burgundy and Macon with its subtle, savoury fruits. Like the 2020 Straight Up Pinot Noir, it shows a slightly unusual side of the Yarra and it needs a little time to get going so let this chardonnay breathe to see its best.
Pale golden in colour, there is understated nectarine and peach fruit aromas with nougat lees and old oak adding some additional layers. More generous fruit arrives on the palate although it is still on the lighter, more elegant side. An attractive finesse also comes into frame with tangy acidity providing impact and supporting quite a long and silky finish. Great result thanks to very smart winemaking in what was a challenging year.