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 The Long Road Chardonnay is carefully selected from vineyards in Tumbarumba from both the Courabyra and Maragle subregions. These two sub-regions differ in altitude by nearly 300 meters and subsequently contribute to the wine in different ways. The Maragle fruit at 405 meters above sea level provides texture and...
Matthew Jukes, Canberra District Tastings 2013 "There is an insane pepper component in this wine which drives me wild. The fruit is attractive, slim and juicy giving this wine a weightless appeal on the mid-palate. It’s like drinking Crozes-Hermitage after a makeover. Precocious, alluring and yet clearly a wine that...
Background The wine displays pristine aromas of white peach, grapefruit citrus and white flowers along with a very subtle element of spice. The palate is generous and textural yet finishes with great length due to the natural acidity The 2012 vintage was incredible for Chardonnay in Tumbarumba. Whilst being very...