Andrew Guard

2017 Tarrington, Chardonnay

Made by Hochkirch from their neighboring property. The pale gold colour belies the true nature of this Chardonnay that bears strong relationship to top flight Chablis. It’s piercing mouth-watering texture is not centred around the usual interplay of fruit and oak flavours. There are a many good Australian Chardonnays but this is quite apart and represents amazing value for the quality.

Hochkirch vineyard lies on a north facing slope 250 m. above sea level along an elevated plateau running southwest from Dunkeld at the foot of the Grampians in far south west Victoria. The vines are not irrigated and no synthetic fungicides, pesticides or fertilizers are used; currently the Nagorckas are certified bio-dynamic by Demeter.