2022 Tolpuddle Vineyard Chardonnay Tasmania – The coldest vintage Tolpuddle have experienced in more than a decade. Cool conditions especially around the time of flowering resulted in a combination of low yields and concentration of flavour. These cooler conditions which persisted throughout the entire growing season culminated in great natural acidity, now synonymous with Tolpuddle Vineyard fruit.
The grapes were all hand picked, whole bunch pressed, and fermented in French oak. The wine spent nine months in barrel with gentle stirring as required, then rested in tank on lees.
A strong but low yielding vintage for Chardonnay. On the nose, there is great purity, with florals, lemon, and lime notes. The palate has intensity and flavour but the personality of this wine is defined by its lightness, delicacy, and precision. It has excellent balance, with a crystalline character, fresh acid, and impressive persistence of flavour.
Drink now or will benefit from careful cellaring for the next 10 years.
Single Price: $125.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $99.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $1,188.00