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Armchair Critic Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2013
Tumbarumba
Available by the dozen
Parcels of the finest Chardonnay, hand picked off splendid sites on the lofty terroirs of Tumbarumba, have been assigned the ultimate in extravagant Burgundian vinification techniques. Wild yeast barrel ferments in quality new oak, sedimentery lees stirring battonage and an extended term of maturation, have achieved a rich Chardonnay wine to rival her old world siblings. A captivating biscuit and savoury nose precedes a textural palate, layered with toasty oak and driven by the powerful, high country Tumbarumba Chardonnay fruit.
$1699each
$203DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Harvests of Chardonnay are assembled from vineyards planted to elevations of 700 to 842 metres above sea level. Grapes are all hand picked and gently pressed, the first free runs are extracted and cold settled. Juices are racked into a high proportion of new French oak barriques, taking along a substantial amount of press solids. A mixture of natural and inoculate yeast ferments are encouraged to provide complexity and interest. Upon completion, barrels are treated to a term of lees stirring battonage twice weekly, building up textures while contributing added mouthfeel and weight. After eleven months, components are assembled into the finished wine, lightly fined and filtered to bottle. Alcohol 13.0%
 
Pale straw hue. Intense white peach, nectarine and green apple bouquet, complex natural aromas of cashews and gun flint, lees and vanilla yogurt. Impeccably structured, intense fruit flavours, wonderful texture from battonage, beautiful length from the ample natural acidity. All of these signatures blended together form a complex and classy wine.
Currently out of stock
Armchair Critic Under Over Chardonnay 2013
Tumbarumba
Chardonnay grapes picked off vines, planted to splendid decomposed granite soils atop the soaring heights of slow ripening Tumbarumba, are minimally handled with a view to maximizing fruit character and regional expression. Under & Over is a fresh and vibrant Chardonnay wine, fashioned to be enjoyed as aperitif or alongside good food, immensely approachable in its youth.
$1299each
$155DOZEN
EACH
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Tumbarumba's cool climate and elevated aspects, where the vines can be planted to altitudes of 900m, are vital to the production of remarkable Chardonnay wines exhibiting great elegance, subtlety and length. Sustainable viticulture calls for low yields, achieving intense wines of moderate alcohol, requiring minimal additions and limited oak. Armchair Critic source their Chardonnay from some of the finest Tumbarumba sites. Harvests of partially hand picked fruit are completely de-stemmed before a cool and quick, precision actuated vinification to maximise varietal purity. The finished wine is primarily treated to an unwooded maturation, a small component is aged in a selection of seasoned oak barrels to add complexity.
 
Pale light straw colour. Crisp aromas of river stones, citrus flowers, stonefruits and lemon. The palate is equally pure and fruit driven with grapefruit, citrus and white apple flavours supported by a fine mineral backbone and bracing acidity. A well balanced wine of character and complexity, crafted to a crisp and refreshing, faintly oaked, fruit driven style, Under & Over is decidedly a grown up style of Chardonnay.
Barwang Tumbarumba 842 Chardonnay 2013
Tumbarumba
Available in cases of 6
McWilliams have long been sourcing fruit from Tumbarumba for some of their most memorable vintages. It has taken many years of devoted viticulture and dedication to the land before arriving at 842 Chardonnay. This prolific award winner is the flagship white from Tumbarumba's highest plantings, crafted from fruit grown at an altitude of 842 metres. The driving inspiration for the team is to create a truly cool climate, elegant style of Chardonnay which offers engaging complexity while remaining true to the expression of Tumbarumba's lofty terroir.
$5999each
$719DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
The most precious blocks of estate grown Chardonnay, planted to elevated east facing vineyards are hand picked and whole bunch pressed. Parcels are settled on full grape solids and inoculated to a combination of wild indigenous and winery yeast. Components are treated to an individual vinification in a high proportion of new French oak barriques. A course of lees stirring batonnage builds luxurious texture, palate richness and length. A total of nine months in barrel without any malolactic preserves and retains the wonderfully crisp, slatey acidity of Tumbarumba Chardonnay. Upon completion, the best barrels are treated to a strict cull to arrive at the final assemblage. Alcohol 13.0%
 
Straw yellow hues. Intense and complex aromas of golden peach, ripe figs and melon honeydew, all supported by toasty cashew nut and biscuit notes. A powerful wine with great fruit intensity matched by creamy rich textures and perfect acidity. Ripe stone fruit flavours, a pure line of grapefruit acidity that drives the wine to fantastic depth and length, an incredibly long, fresh and vibrant finish.
Barwang Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2014
Tumbarumba
Available by the dozen
Meaning place of water, Barwang owes the character of it's wines to the most exacting standards of viticulture. An affinity for the land and a holistic approach to sustainable vineyard management is essential to the final goal of delivering bold, flavoursome wines. Characterised by a multitude of steep slopes, rich basalt soils and high altitude, the growing conditions at Tumbarumba contribute greatly to providing a long ripening period which consistently produces Chardonnay with exceptional flavour and heightened concentration of essential varietal fruit.
$1399each
$167DOZEN
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The assorted blocks of Chardonnay vines are grown to altitudes between 840m and 500m. These sites produce a diversity of parcels from which to assemble a well balanced and complete wine. Following an evening and early morning harvest, fruit is transferred to the winery and tipped directly into the press for a slow, gentle cycle, ensuring only the finest free run juices are extracted prior to a short cold settle. Batches are racked to a selection of new and seasoned French oak barriques, taking along a substantial amount of press solids. A mixture of natural and inoculated yeast ferments encourage complexity. Parcels are stirred regularly and treated to several months maturation before assemblage.
 
Pale straw colour. White peach, nectarine and fig characters over fresh green apple undertones. The nose is complex with subtle gunflint and biscuit aromas adding to the interest of this Chablis inspired wine. Impeccably structured, Tumbarumba shows intense fruit flavours, wonderful texture from battonage and beautiful length derived from the ample natural acidity, coalescing into a complex and classy wine.
Currently out of stock
Barwang Tumbarumba Pinot Gris 2013
Hilltops
McWilliam's has long been a major player and staunch supporter of the emerging Hilltops as a premiere viticultural precinct, retaining some of the region's most salubrious vineyards. Career farmer and veteran RAAF fighter pilot Peter Robinson planted his Barwang property to cuttings procured from McWilliams in 1969. The prodigal vines returned to McWillians stewardship and today contribute the backbone of fruit for Barwang Pinot Gris.
$1499each
$179DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
A collation of harvests are separately handled to retain the individual charm of each vineyard. Fruit is gently crushed and cold settled to 6┬░C, skins are removed to minimize extraction of phenolics and the deep Pinot Gris colour. Batches are racked into fermenters and inoculated through choice yeasts, selected on the basis of enhancing fruit character whilst contributing palate weight and texture. A long cool vinification captures the intensity of vibrant Pinot Gris flavour, followed by a further term on sedimentery yeast lees, to infuse greater complexity, before stabilising and early bottling for the retention of vitality, ensuring a fully fruit driven palate and heightened varietal aromaticness.
 
Medium straw hue. Floral and fruit notes, peaches and granny smith, pear and nectarines, creamy vanilla yoghurt notes. Intense varietal characters of pear drops and almond dominate the palate, texture, complexity and length, the fresh acidity gives focus and adding structure, before a lingering and refreshingly clean finish.
Currently out of stock
Barwang Tumbarumba Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Tumbarumba
McWilliams Barwang pays tribute to the unique characteristics of cooler climate regions by delivering expressive, distinctive wines that reflect their origins. Tumbarumba produces highly flavoursome Sauvignon Blanc grapes that translate into luscious wines with good structure and finesse.
$1599each
$191DOZEN
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McWilliams truly sets the benchmark within the up and coming wine growing region of Tumbarumba, in terms of quality and expression of the unique regional personality. Sauvignon Blanc is handpicked from three blocks and treated differently to accentuate the individuality of each parcel. All of the fruit is separately and gently crushed then chilled to below 60C. The wine is then pressed to extract the free run juice with minimal skin contact. One parcel was bag pressed and allowed to sit on skins overnight before the juice was drained, to allow maximum flavour extraction. The juice was then fermented with a selected yeast in order to promote the natural fruit characters. Approx 11.5%
 
Pale straw with light green hues. Aroma Intense varietal aromas of herbs and tomato vines coupled with passionfruit, mango and some underlying gooseberry and lychee characters. A lovely, lingering palate with intense passionfruit and kiwifruit flavours. These are complemented by the excellent structure, natural acid and nuances of lemon and mandarin.
Bidgeebong Triangle Chardonnay
Tumbarumba Gundagai
Available by the dozen
The Bidgeebong Triangle encompasses three distinct districts, Tumbarumba at the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, Hilltops and the Murrumbidgee plain around Gundagai. A vibrantly fruit driven, easy drinking cool climate Chardonnay, the finish is long and lingering.
$1499each
$179DOZEN
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Bidgeebong's state of the art winery is located at Wagga Wagga, in close proximity to Charles Sturt University, the nation's major wine science and research centre. Bidgeebong's vineyards are meticulously managed to yield grapes of optimum flavour and balanced acidity. The estate's Chardonnay vines in particular are some of the most fastidiously husbanded examples in the region. Parcels of Chardonnay are harvested and delivered promptly to the estate wineworks where they are crushed, inoculated and vinified to a fruit driven style, completely unwooded and unoaked. A combination of natural and controlled primary fermentation techniques are employed to construct a wine of great depth and complexity. Alcohol 12.5%
 
Mid straw colour. Clean and flavoursome with an abundance of tropical fruit flavours and aromas. A rich and generous easy drinking Chardonnay showing vigorous varietal characters complemented by a fresh clean finish. A white that would go nicely with smoked trout, fetta quiche or salmon fillets.
Brokenwood Chardonnay 2016
Cowra Beechworth Orange
Available by the dozen
Enter Brokenwood's response to the modern day enthusiasm for finely structured Chardonnay with more balance, lower phenolics and less oak. A harmony of harvests from choice vineyards at Orange, Beechworth and Cowra, is essential to constructing a synergy that's greater than the sum of parts. Offering the splendid complexity achieved by a measure of wild yeast ferments and lees sediment battonage, its creamy mealyness makes Brokenwood the ideal accompaniement to west coast marron, spatchcock or bugs.
$2199each
$263DOZEN
EACH
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Pale yellow with hues of green. Plenty of tropical fruit to the bouquet, apple and stonefruits over a veil of background oak. Lees stirring bran meal characters add texture to the youthful palate, layered with fresh citrus and stone fruit flavours supported by perfect acidity. Refined finish on a generous length of fruit, a match to rich seafood recipes, pasta and white meats.
Brokenwood Cricket Pitch White 2016
Available by the dozen
Brokenwood are renowned for Semillon, they retain vineyards from which to collate the finest parcels, a component is selected to be vinified alongside choice harvests of Sauvignon Blanc. Cricket pitch is a reference to the first block of vines Brokenwood ever planted, a community block which was acquired after a hotly contested auction against neighbouring Hungerford Hill. An assemblage of fruit, hand picked off sites in Cowra, Orange uplands and Hunter Valley, are fashioned into a revitalizing wine of seamless integration and engaging complexity.
$1499each
$179DOZEN
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Brokenwood are one of the nation's great wineries, they conduct a search every year to identify harvests of fruit which can be compliment the enduring Hunter Valley style of classic dry white. Parcels of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon from outside the Hunter Valley are processed to the primary juice stage before transport to the Brokenwood wineworks for fermentation and assemblage. This prelude to vinification ensures that the delicate grape and fruit aromas are preserved. Components are treated to a brisk temperature controlled ferment to capture the clean varietal expression of fruit and retain freshness. A small portion is oak barrel fermented to add texture and complexity. Alcohol 11.5%
 
Bright pale yellow with green hues. Bouquets of lime citrus, lifted lemongrass and tropical fruit, herbaceousness and savoury hay notes. A touch of barrel ferment characters adding subtle complexity and a further dimension to the palate. A fine acid structure provides length and liveliness to the finish. Enjoy with whole baked barramundi or spicy Asian laksa.
Brokenwood Latara Vineyard Semillon 2009
Hunter Valley
Available in cases of 6
Brokenwood have been calling on harvests from the Latara property since 1983, for the construct of a single vineyard Semillon in the tradition of Australia's most enduring white wine style. The auspicious clay loam soils at Latara yield a quality of fruit which demands early bottling, completely unwooded and unoaked, to capture the understated opulence of Hunter Valley Semillon as it evolves into a stately white wine of remarkable richness and depth. The Semillon of choice to accompany or flounder aux amandes or farced and truffled quail.
$4299each
$515DOZEN
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The Latara property was employed as a landing strip before being turned over to viticulture. It is now source to one of Hunter Valley's most resplendent and regal vintages of Semillon. Grapes are all hand picked, fruit is crushed, chilled and immediately pressed. Batches are inoculated to neutral yeasts for a prompt vinification and early bottling, just a few weeks after harvest in May, completely unwooded and unoaked. Alcohol 11.0%
 
Straw coloured, lovely green hues. Lifted cut hay and citrus rind characters, almonds, chalkiness and dried fruits. Long palate flavours and refined acidity, vanillin and nougat flavours, lemongrass and apple tart over a background of wonderfully drying, toasty complexity. A match to crisp skin poultry, Milanese recipes or Vietnamese fare.
Brokenwood Semillon 2015
Hunter
Available by the dozen
What makes a great vintage for Hunter Valley Semillon? Most would say one without flooding rain, ravaging fires or devastating drought. While this is certainly important, balance in the wine reigns supreme. Mid January always brings with it a slight nervousness in Hunter Valley. Having been battered vintage after vintage with drought and pouring rain, is it any wonder that black cats are avoided and ladders given a wide berth?
$2199each
$263DOZEN
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Brokenwood's first vintage was a labour of love for the partners, friends and families conscripted to help. Grapes were carried to the winery in the back seat of Len Evans Bentley. Since then, the estate has learned to live with drought and adversity, and to nourish it's precious vines on a wing and a prayer. In 1982, Brokenwood extended its operations to include the jewel of the Hunter Valley and planted it's vineyards to Semillon. Harvesting is all done by hand, grapes are crushed, chilled and immediately pressed. Neutral yeasts are applied and the juices are inoculated for vinification in fermenters, unwooded and unoaked without any malolactic. Alcohol 10.5%
 
Luminous green hue. Distinctive Hunter lemongrass/ straw aromas with some sweet apple blossom characters on release. Sweet fruit flavours initially on the palate indicating perfect ripeness at harvest. Excellent acid structure, long flavours of lime and apple blossom. Perfect in its youth, it's also a wine that will bottle age gracefully. To accompany Asian recipes and all fresh seafood.
Currently out of stock
Charles Sturt University Chardonnay 2011
Wagga Wagga
Charles Sturt University Winery is an integral part of Australia's leading wine and food science syllabus, at the forefront of international best practice viticulture and vinification techniques. The winery focuses on excellence, using state of the art technology without sacrificing tradition. An immensely satisfying Chardonnay from grapes grown to the University vineyard, punching far above it's weight and representing peerless value as it's exempt from statutory wine tax.
$1299each
$155DOZEN
EACH
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Charles Sturt University Winery represents the same environment as other commercial Australian wineries. CSU provides stimulating training for those students fortunate enough to be employed through winery scholarship. Being a fully market driven operation, it produces the quality and style of wines that obtain ready acceptance from discerning wine consumers in the open market place. Wines made at the University have been awarded multiple trophies and hundreds of gold medals at national wine shows. Most of the Chardonnay is vinified under strict temperature controls to retain the fresh fruit flavours. A further component has been fermented in French oak for added complexity.
 
Pale straw yellow colour. Bouquet of pear, stonefruits and white nectarine. The palate is full and rounded with grapefruits and peach, lemon citrus and stonefruit flavours. The palate is lively and multi dimensional, offering not only very fine flavours but super texture and mouthfeel. Essentially a fruit driven wine with long crisp acid finish, a touch of complexity is derived from partial ferments in French oak.
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