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Drumborg Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Drumborg Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

RRP (750 mL)
$40.00
750 mL
$40.00
6 x 750 mL
$240.00

Overview

Overview

This wine forms part of Seppelt’s prized Drumborg Vineyard Range, sourced from the mature, cool-climate Seppelt Drumborg Vineyard in South-West Victoria’s Henty Region. Planted in 1964 by Karl Seppelt and swept by icy Winds from the Southern Ocean, it is one of the Southern-most vineyards of mainland Australia.

Seppelt Drumborg Vineyard Henty Chardonnay is an expression of purity and balance. Select parcels of Chardonnay are chosen for their intensity of flavor and mineral acid structure. Traditional winemaking techniques are used, including fermentation in a combination of small and large format French oak followed by maturation on less.

Harnessing the characteristics and cool maritime climate of the Henty region, the 2016 Chardonnay displays a harmonious balance, delicately structured citrus and stone fruits balanced by subtle French oak.

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2016
Country Australia
Region Henty
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 12%
Peak Drinking Now - 2025
Winemaker Adam Carnaby

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

95 points James Halliday
95 points Mike Bennie
Silver 2017 International Wine and Spirit Competition
Silver 2017 Western VictorianWine Show
Silver 2017 Ballarat Wine Show
Bronze 2017 Royal Queensland Wine Show
Bronze 2017 Australian National Single Vineyard Wine Show

James Halliday

"Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, fermented in French oak (25% new), 10% mlf, matured for 8 months. Layered, textured flavours flaunt their wares as they stroll across the palate, leaving nothing to the imagination. History shows this wine will age superbly, even if a little more quickly than in the cool years. Balance is the key to the glory box."

Mike Bennie

"Particular, better-performing blocks (off a high base) work their way into the Drumborg Vineyard designated wine. About 60% is puncheon, 40% barrique and just under 20% is new oak. An effort to let the fruit shine. Lovers of great Australian chardonnay with a penchant for great Chablis should step right up.

So much chardonnay flavour here, proper stuff, nashi pear and ripe citrus, lip-smacking ripe limey acidity, gentle spread of understated almond paste and oatmeal., finishes with slate-like minerality. Yes thanks. Perfume is as hoped, lively, fruity, faintly nutty and spicy, but it’s the flow and texture and moreish feel to the wine that seduces the most. Drinkability is through the roof, and yet complexity and concentration of flavour is too, and then the wine is elegant, fine and long. Outstanding."

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Chicken
Fish
Seafood
Pork
Cheese
Pasta
Veg

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Aromas of roasted nuts, lemon rind, nougat and toasty oak combined with flinty notes

Flavours and Palate

The palate is pure and long displaying grapefruit and lemon curd flavours supported by nutty oak and chalky acid, producing a delicate yet powerful wine.

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Henty, Victoria

Henty is one of the coolest wine regions of Australia but is protected by a maritime influence. Famed for being the home of cool climate viticulture and the iconic Drumborg vineyard, Henty is renowned for its Rieslings, Chardonnays and Sparklings.

A dry winter was followed by mild spring conditions, resulting in healthy fruit set. Summer was cooler than average, with generally fine conditions, resulting in moderate yields and delicate wines with intense flavour.

Adam Carnaby - Seppelt Winemaker

As a Hospitality Manager at Melbourne’s Hilton Hotel, Adam’s affinity for the wine industry became so apparent that he enrolled in a Bachelor of Wine Science degree at Charles Sturt University, graduating in 2003. In 2001 he was appointed Assistant Winemaker at Yering Station in the Yarra Valley where he remained for five years, gaining vintage experience in Burgundy in-between. Then in 2007 he moved to Margaret River to be a Winemaker at Xanadu Wines for a further five years. These days Adam proudly dons two winemaking hats, creating outstanding cool climate wines from across Victoria: in 2011 he commenced as Seppelt Winemaker and in 2016 added the responsibilities of being Winemaker for T’Gallant. He relishes the challenge of being in charge of two great Australian wine producers – Seppelt with its 165 year history and focus on cool climate sparkling, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Riesling from the Grampians, Heathcote and Henty regions; and the more eccentric T’Gallant, pioneers of Pinot Grigio and Gris in Australia based in the Mornington Peninsula.