Toolangi Chardonnay 2019

Toolangi Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2019

Yarra Valley, Victoria   |    750ml   |    13.5%
Only the second vintage under Kaspar Hermann, 2019 provided Toolangi with wonderfully balanced Chardonnay fruit with concentration of flavour and exceptional natural acidity. The fruit was hand-harvested from Toolangi's 18-year-old plantings (on A, B and G Blocks), crushed and pressed with full solids straight to oak (10% new). No malo was allowed, and the wine spent ten months on lees in barrel before bottling.

Reviews of the 2018 vintage included below;

"On the money. Lovely wine to drink. Enough flavour, enough complexity, a bit of style and a satisfying finish. Honeysuckle, flint, stonefruit, malt and toast. Oak is sinking deliciously into the wine. Bran/toasty oat-like highlights too. The more I looked at it the more I liked it. Rated: 93 Points Tasted: May19 Alcohol: 13% Price: $30 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2019 - 2023" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

"Smooth and creamy with a luscious core of stone fruit, pear and apple, it's scented with delicate floral notes, grapefruit and charcuterie, creamy yeast-derived complexity and coriander plus a suggestion of buttery, vanilla-like oak. Round and generous, with juicy fruit and cashew-like complexity, it extends over a fine dustiness towards a long and focused finish with a light savoury edge" - Toolangi Wines.
5 Star Rated Winery - Halliday

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Toolangi Vineyards have a clear and seemingly simple strategy; grow and source the highest quality Yarra Valley grapes and put them in the hands of the best winemaker for each varietal. This has served Toolangi well and today it stands as one of the star wineries of the Yarra Valley.
Yarra Valley
Varietal: Chardonnay 100%

Vintage: 2019


Alcohol: 13.5%, Contains Sulphites, Vegan Wine

Tasting Notes: Opens with some subtle flint, moves into fresh oatmeal and citrus blossom with a little candle wax there too. The palate is juicy with grapefruit, lime and quince. Fine phenolics support a shapely core that is fresh through the finish. Winemaking Notes: Fruit is crushed and pressed with juice solids to French oak barriques (10% new) for primary fermentation. Wine is sulphured on lees without malolactic conversion. 10 months on lees in oak. Viticultural Notes: Hand-picked 4th and 5th of March 2019

Established in 1995, Toolangi Vineyards is in the Yarra Valley adjoining the Toolangi State Forest. This single site vineyard on fine clay loam produces wines with distinctive personalities, each wine showing a strong sense of place. This Chardonnay is made from low cropped, hand harvested I10V3 and Mendoza Chardonnay clones from the 18 year old vines on A, B and G blocks.

Optimal conditions for both flowering and fruitset in the vineyards gave well balanced yields with plenty of promise leading into the 2019 harvest. A dry January and February followed, culminating in a relatively compressed vintage, though attention to detail in the vineyards gave winemakers wonderfully balanced fruit with concentration of flavour and exceptional natural acidity.

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