2020 Santolin &
2020 Santolin &
2020 Santolin &
2020 Santolin &
2020 Santolin &

2020 Santolin 'Gladysdale'

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2023 Winewise Championship TROPHY, Best in Class
2023 Halliday Wine Companion,
GOLD 96 points
2022 International Cool Climate Wine Show, GOLD 95 points
2021 James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge
, GOLD 96 points
2021 Melbourne Royal Wine AwardsGOLD 95 points
2021 Yarra Valley Wine ShowGOLD 95 points

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This 2020 Chardonnay is produced from fruit grown on a single block from the Willowlake vineyard in Gladysdale, Upper Yarra Valley. It has been crafted with minimal intervention, using natural fermentation, no fining and only a single filtration before bottling.

Hand picking commenced on March 25th 2020. Grapes were chilled overnight then whole bunch pressed, and the juice transferred to a mixture of new and old French oak barrels. A portion of the grapes were fermented on skins to add texture and mouthfeel. Once dry, the wine was left to mature on lees until blending, where the wine underwent a single, course filtration before bottling. 

Additional Notes: Suitable for vegans

ABV%: 12.9%

Varieties: 100% Chardonnay

Cellar info: 5-8 years

Fermentation: Wild Ferment in oak

pH number: 3.24

TA number: 7.4g/l

Oak: 10 months in 100% French oak - 30% new

Production Total: 280 dozen

Service temperature: 10-14°c

Service temperature: 10-14°c

Other vintages: 2019 Santolin 'Gladysdale - Chardonnay

"From the Willowlake vineyard. Whole-bunched pressed and fermented in 300L French barrels (30% new). An impressive wine from the first, with its aromas of stone fruits, grilled nuts and discreet, well-judged struck match. There are white nectarines and grapefruit pith on the mouth-watering palate, and I like the touch of grip on the long finish, derived, most probably, from one barrel that was a whole-berry ferment. A lovely effort."

Philip Rich
Halliday Wine Companion 2023

96 points

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