2019 Lake’s Folly Chardonnay 375ml Hunter Valley – Established in 1963 by Doctor Max Lake, Lake’s Folly was the first new vineyard in the Hunter Valley last century. In early 2000, Lake’s Folly was purchased by Peter and Lee Fogarty and family who, along with Hunter-born and bred winemaker, Rodney Kempe, have continued to maintain the integrity and direction of this significant vineyard.
Their two flagship wines, a Cabernet blend and a Chardonnay, are made in limited quantities and are grown, vintaged, and made on the Estate. The wine styles are restrained and elegant, showing finesse and complexity. They have clarity of structure and great length of flavour.
Made from low yielding, estate-grown fruit which is barrel fermented and aged on yeast lees for eight months in French oak barriques (30–50% new). There is no secondary malolactic fermentation. The wine cellars extraordinarily well, with many vintages living for 10+ years.
Stone fruits and minerality are instantly apparent along with some tropical fruits, with hints of passionfruit and vanilla bean. The palate is stylish – again, stone fruits dominate, but there is a complexity and richness of fruit culminating in a classy, classic style of Lake’s Folly Chardonnay, reminiscent of a good Burgundy. Drink now, or cellar up to 15+ years.
Single Price: $60.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $50.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $600.00