2018 Craiglee Chardonnay Sunbury Victoria – In 1976, as a newly graduated Agricultural student, Pat Carmody was faced with the challenge of reinvigorating the Carmody family farm on the outskirts of Sunbury – a small town 40 minutes from Melbourne and just up the road from Tullamarine Airport.
Pat decided to plant vines on part of the site. It wasn’t an altogether blind move – Craiglee had originally been a winery in the 1860s, however it was nevertheless a bold and pioneering decision for the time.
Flash forward forty years from the first vintage in 1978 and Craiglee has firmly cemented itself as one of the finest producers of Shiraz and Chardonnay in Australia. And it’s still completely owned and run by Pat and his wife Dianne.
A rich, complex and full flavoured Chardonnay created in a traditional style. You know you are in for a treat from the very get go with the aromas leaping from the glass. Think stonefruits, honey, apple, florals and a creamy richness. The aromas roll into the palate with added texture, solid acidity and a firm mouthfeel. An excellent creamy element wrap up and amazing Chardonnay. You will need more then just 1 bottle.
Single Price: $48.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $36.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $432.00