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Drumborg Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

Drumborg Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

Drumborg Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

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. The 2021 vintage is a finely structured, yet powerful and iconically regional expression of Chardonnay. 

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2021
Country Australia
Region Henty
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13%
Peak Drinking Now - 2036
Winemaker Clare Dry

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Chicken
Fish
Seafood
Pork
Cheese
Pasta
Veg

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Savoury notes, including toasted curry leaf balance juicy, white nectarine, fresh lemon zest and flinty minerality.

Flavours and Palate

Powerful purity, it is restrained and corseted by talcy, driving acid and elevated by layered white peach and lemon citrus fruit, flintstone, savoury cashew and nougat. Textural, fine grained phenolics add extra depth and persistence. This wine will take many years to unwind to it’s full potential.

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.

Vintage Conditions

A dry late winter with very wet conditions during October and November. The summer growing season was mild with a cool and relatively dry harvest period. These conditions resulted in below average yields but an excellent quality vintage for Drumborg in 2021.

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Clare Dry - Seppelt Winemaker

Growing up on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, Clare has had a long-held interest in the world of wine. Completing a Bachelor of Oenology from the University of Adelaide, Clare worked for many wineries and vineyards back in Mornington and overseas in Germany before joining Wolf Blass in 2007 as a vintage winemaker. Over the next 13 years, Clare has honed her skillset, crafting wines across varieties in both red and white wine production, while also participating in extensive wine judging. Most recently, Clare has been instrumental in crafting premium Chardonnay, a variety she greatly enjoys.