2020 Lake’s Folly Chardonnay 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.
Traditional Folly nose of white stone fruit and ripe peach, with perfect subtle oak influence. Nowadays, we are utilising more large-format oak which shows in the elegance but, make no mistake, this is a rich, opulent vintage, not unlike a great Burgundy! Glycerol roundness, though still with the hallmark length of flavour. An earlier-drinking style, to be enjoyed now and for the next 3-5 years.
Single Price: $120.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $95.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $1,140.00