2018 Santolin ‘Gladysdale’ Chardonnay
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2018 Santolin ‘Gladysdale’ Chardonnay



Complex aromas of toast, yeast and flint with hint of white flower and white stone fruit. Textural palate with notes of white peach, grapefruit and well integrated oak.

“Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed before an indigenous fermentation. A small portion was skin-inflected, conferring a waft of phenolics and flavour intensity. Maturation: all French wood (35% new), 10 months. Delicious. Long and intense, brimming with white nectarine, tatami, cedar-vanillin oak and truffled, wild yeast, nougat scents. This is tightly furled, nascent and virile. The smoky oak riding uber alles.” ~ Ned Goodwin, 94 points, 2020 Halliday Wine Companion.


This 2018 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 4th 2018. 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.


Varieties: 100% Yarra Valley Chardonnay.

Alcohol: 13.0%

pH: 3.30

TA: 6.6g/l

Cellaring: 5-7 years

Fermentation: Wild Ferment in oak

Oak Maturation: 10 months in 100% French oak – 30% new

Total Production: 265 dozen

Additional Notes: Suitable for vegans

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