Holyman Chardonnay

Holyman Chardonnay 2016

Tamar Valley, Tasmania   |    750ml   |    13.5%

96 Points - Gary Walsh | New Vintage

Stoney Rise is owned and operated by Joe and Lou Holyman who have established a reputation for making some of Tasmania's finest wines. This newly released 2016 Holyman Chardonnay is a wine of elegance and structure; stone fruit and citrus notes dominate the nose, while the palate is mouth filling and textured, finishing with customary tight acidity that lingers.

Another beautifully complex Tasmanian Chardonnay that is already attracting plenty of attention - our limited remaining stocks will not last long.

"96 Points. Almond and ginger biscuits, discreet and citrus laden, and I’m thinking grapefruit-y goodness, mainly, with a touch of smoke and white flower perfume. It runs tight on rails of cool minerally acidity, yet has a milky softness, like the hands of a baby dipped in oatmeal, along with the zing of real lemonade, with fresh ginger adding that little bit extra. Length is assured, and reassuring, all that flint and chalkiness signing the deal. It’s a great wine. Crackling with energy, yet juicy and approachable. Tasted: Sep17 Alcohol: 12.5% Price: $55 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2018 - 2028+" - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.

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The Stoney Rise Wine Company is a boutique vineyard and cellar door based in Tasmania’s Tamar Valley. It is the brainchild of Joe Holyman and his wife Lou.

Stoney Rise was established in 2000 with an eye to produce wines that are food friendly, and offer people complex wines without too much oak, or overripe fruit characters. The name comes from a surf break in the Little Dip Conservation Park behind Robe in South Australia.
Tamar Valley
This wine as with all of the Holyman wines is 100% estate grown and comes off of only 30 rows which were planted in 1986. It’s also exciting for us to let you know that this is the 10th release of this wine.

The fruit for this wine was pressed directly into 100% new 500 litre French oak puncheons. It stays in oak for 10 months on lees before bottling in late February.

The fruit is very pure, there is a combination of white peach and pear on the nose. On the palate the white peach comes through, the oak is there, but as an accompaniment to the fruit. There is our customary acid which stems from the fact we try not to let the wine go through malolactic fermentation. It finishes long and strong and will be a wine that will happily lay down in the cellar.- Stoney Rise Wines.

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