Single Vineyard Range
2019 McKelvey Vineyard Chardonnay
Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Vineyard: McKelvey Vineyard
Region: Pokolbin, Hunter Valley
Vine age: Vines planted in 1998
The soils are rich red-brown clay loam overlying a base of powdery limestone, on a gentle hillside with a north to north-west aspect.
Colour is a pearl-like shimmer of chiffon-lemon-yellow tinged with opaline light green.
Aromas are intense and sophisticated, ripe citrus and stone fruits mixing with myrtle and verbena, tantalisingly elegant layers of barrel ferment giving unobtrusive dimensions of spice with the gentle fumé elements of sandalwood, mineral, and gun-flint simmering in the background.
The palate shows a ripe fruit length, seductively textured, nuanced with creamy, nutty, and ethereal mealy softness like nougat and fine pistachio.Oak is very subtle, almost saline, contributing a sustained savoury lightness plus a final dusting of spice and vanilla.
Drink: Now - 2028.
224 dozen made.