The Tumbarumba Chardonnay is a blended selection of the best barrels from both the Courabyra and Maragle Vineyards. This Chardonnay is our flagship Chardonnay capturing the best of both vineyards in a blend that expresses everything that is great about Tumbarumba. Only 400 cases made.
The winemaking is kept very simple in order to express the high country and the rocky soil origins of the fruit. The fruit was handpicked, whole bunch pressed and transferred to French oak barriques for fermentation with indigenous yeast. The wine was then matured on gross lees in oak for 12 months and stirred on a weekly basis. No additives went into to the wine, apart form a small amount of sulphur dioxide prior to bottling.
BACKGROUND Hilltops is located around the town of Young, approximately 180 km north west of Canberra. With an altitude of 500 metres above sea level, the region has a distinctly continental climate characterised by hot days and cool nights. Soils vary with yellow crackling clays, basalt and decomposed granite -...