Lightfoot Sons Myrtle Chardonnay

Lightfoot & Sons Myrtle Point Chardonnay 2017

Gippsland, Victoria   |    750ml   |    13%
All Lightfoot & Sons’ Myrtle Point wines are made solely from grapes grown at the Lightfoot family's Myrtle Point vineyard in Victoria's East Gippsland; a cool, semi-maritime climate regions that has proven particularly ideal for making high quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Made in a fresh, modern style, this offers lively grapefruit and stone fruit characters on the palate that are complimented by some quality French oak influence. Barrel fermentation and lees contact adds to the complexity and texture while the natural acidity gives the wine finesse and a lingering finish. A high quality Australian Chardonnay that offers superb value drinking at this price.

Review of the 2016 vintage included below;

"95 Points. Picked over 2 weeks, reflecting different ripening clones/vineyard blocks, free-run juice and light pressings fermented in French oak (15% new) with a mix of wild and cultured yeast, a small portion undergoing mlf. Attention to detail in both the vineyard and winery has paid dividends: this combines elegance and intensity, balance and length. White peach and citrussy acidity soar on the finish, imprinting themselves permanently on the very long palate and aftertaste. All class. Drink by: 2028 Date tasted: 13/Jan/2017 Price: $28.00 Alcohol: 13.2%" - James Halliday,

"$30 is rarely ‘value’ territory but this is excellent buying, even at that price. It just gets the pitch right. Lemon curd, marzipan, white peach and smoky oak characters sit hand-in-glove in the best of ways. The finish is slightly chalky; entirely positive. Lovely chardonnay. Rated: 93 Points Tasted: Apr17 Alcohol: 13.2% Price: $30 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2017 - 2022" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Brothers Rob and Tom Lightfoot are the second generation to manage their family’s vineyard in the remote Gippsland Lakes region where they specialise in Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Shiraz.

Located between the Dividing Range and Bass Strait, the region is Victoria’s most easterly viticultural area. The heart and soul of the family business is their Myrtle Point Vineyard positioned high on an exposed plateau of Terra Rosa soil above a limestone bluff.

The wines are made by Tom Lightfoot and Alastair Butt. Alastair brings more than 25 years of winemaking experience to the winery, working previously at Seville Estate in the Yarra Valley and Brokenwood in the Hunter Valley. Tom worked a number of vintages in wineries throughout Australia and the USA (making Pinot Noir in Oregon) after completing a Viticultural Science and Wine Production degree. Tom now manages the Myrtle Point vineyard and assists Alastair in winemaking.
Generous stone fruit and citrus character complement the texture and complexity achieved with barrel fermentation, lees stirring and maturation in French Oak Barriques and Puncheons.

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