Region: King Valley, VIC
Chris Catlow established Sentio wines in Beechworth in 2013 after seven vintages on the Mornington Peninsula with Kooyong Estate, Portsea Estate and Paringa Estate. Chris struck up a friendship with Benjamin Leroux and has completed 5 vintages with him, convincing Chris that a project based around site expression using Chardonnay was to be his focus.
There is only a handful of places in Australia where Burgundy's numero duo white grape Aligote is planted. The King Valley is one such place and in our eyes the place that produces the best examples.
This is fresh, bright and racy Aligote but with a nutty depth to it that shows Chris's experience in working with the grape through his time spent with Benjamin Leroux in Burgundy. Flawless and fun wine from a very tough vintage, when the great winemakers reveal themselves.