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2020 Little Reddie Malmsbury Chardonnay

$47.00

Place: Malmsbury -Macedon, Vic

Variety: Chardonnay

Farming: Sustainable

Notes from the winemaker, Pat:

Perhaps a more 'classic' style, so distinctly Malmsbury. I think this wine captures the sunshine of 2020 from a beautiful, mineral laden and well farmed hill in Malmsbury. It will bring a little warmth, beauty and joy to a hearty winter meal.

From 1 acre of P58 clone on own roots planted on a north west / south east orientation. Soils are basalt with rusted basalt and quartz. The vineyard is dry grown and sits at 450 - 500m amsl on a gentle north-eastern facing slope. The Rush Brothers vineyard is very astutely managed by John Rush who planted the vines in 1988. The canopy and yield management is exceptional and thus the use of a systemic fungicide is very limited here.

Aromas of soft white orals, fresh fennel and a little honey with piles of lemon rind on top. There’s a wet rock I find this is at its best after an hour or so in the decanter, and will continue to improve for an hour or two after that. First waft is all honey and treacle and spring owers. It's a sunny, warm wine. Second wi is passionfruit owers, lime rind, wet quartz and white miso. Similarly, the palate is engulng and generous in the rst sip - sweet meyer lemon, ripe apricot, brioche. Time with the wine shows the shape is curvaceous on the edges and quite rm through the palate - soft and strong, very beautiful to my eye. More pithy lemon, that quartzy, white mineral pushing through and persist-ing on the back palate leaving one salivating. Geeze, I’m enjoying this glass. The rocks just keep turning up the volume with time in the glass. The texture is mouth coating, comforting and pleasantly oily with a persistent mineral grip and sucientacid to call you back for another sip.