Review Score 91
Waipara Valley

2021 Greystone Chardonnay

$287.94
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6 x 750ml
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The 2021 Chardonnay Organic is a harmonious style that offers ease and satisfaction. Round and smooth with a delicate flinty character alongside florals and charred nectarines. It has an appetizing texture that coats and holds the mouth reassuringly in combination with a line of persistent acidity. Read more
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91 POINTS
Rebecca Gibb MW - Vinous

The 2021 Chardonnay Organic is a harmonious style that offers ease and satisfaction. Round and smooth with a delicate flinty character alongside florals and charred nectarines. It has an appetizing texture that coats and holds the mouth reassuringly in combination with a line of persistent acidity.

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Michael Cooper MW

"Light gold, it is fragrant, weighty and rich, with ripe stonefruit flavours, well-integrated oak, lively acidity, and excellent depth, harmony and length. Savoury, vigorous and finely structured." Michael Cooper

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Technical Attributes
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Tasting Notes

A true reflection of Waipara Chardonnay exhibiting a harmonious blend of ripe nectarine, citrus, and delicate mineral nuances. Aged exclusively in French oak barrels, subtle notes of toasted hazelnut and creamy vanilla, add layers of complexity. The palate is a symphony of elegance, showcasing balanced acidity and a lingering, refined finish composed of exotic spice and lemon pith.

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Winemakers Note

Our Chardonnay is a blend of our two oldest blocks. One block is limestone dominant, while the other is clay. Our vines flourish differently across both blocks. Limestone provides elegance and finesse, while our clay blocks provide weight and concentration. Organically managed, under-vine cultivation and fewer irrigation cycles have driven the Chardonnay roots deep into the soil.

2022 started with a wet spring which reduced yield before a long dry summer settled in, which meant clean fruit and beautiful acidity. The dry autumn meant that fruit ripened evenly, and the flavor concentration was very noticeable. The fruit was harvested in the cool of the early morning to retain freshness and acidity.

Winemaker's Notes
We hand-picked our Chardonnay blocks and processed them without the use of additives. Each block was fermented separately in French oak barriques without intervention allowing for a natural, primary, and malo-lactic fermentation through to completion. Barrel aged for 10 months before estate bottling without fining.

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Delivery Details

Marketplace Product: Dispatch from Sydney warehouse in approximately 7 business days. Vintages for Marketplace items are subject to change, and we cannot guarantee the specific vintage you ordered will be delivered. Generally, the latest available vintage will be delivered to you.


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