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Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2022


Tumbarumba, New South Wales


Lifted and perfumed with flinty minerals, white stone fruit, Meyer lemon, white florals and nectar. The palate is refreshing with white peaches and citrus, good mid palate texture and a long driving energetic finish. A very enjoyable drink now but with a long life ahead of it.



The fruit is handpicked and whole bunched pressed using a gentle champagne press cycle. No enzymes or sulphur are used at the press tray and the juice is oxidatively handled to get rid of oxidative enzymes early on in the winemaking process. The wine is left at ambient or if needed chilled to 15 degrees and transferred to old French oak barrel with full solids and minimal sulphur added. The wine is allowed to ferment using wild yeast and no additional sulphur added until the following summer when in most cases the wine completes full malolactic fermentation. After 10 months, the wine is racked off gross lees and transferred to tank. The resulting wine is bottled using no finings and minimal filtration and minimal sulphur.



Courabyra Vineyard located in Tumbarumba Canberra,  is on western facing slopes, with an altitude of 730 metres, decomposed granite soils and abundant rainfall. Large diurnal fluctuations in temperature make it ideal for growing world class chardonnay. The vineyard was established in 1993 of the 8.1 hectares only 3.5 hectares were planted to Chardonnay in 1996.



We purchase our fruit from the vineyards, in partnership with growers, however we do use our own fruit from young vines. We grow, make and farm our vineyards using a philosophy of sustainability and regenerative agriculture, applying a mix of biological, bio-dynamic and organic practices.



Yet to be reviewed


$45 RRP/ $42.75 per case
Case discount12 - 999 5%