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For the first 18 months after the Cudlee Creek bushfire, because nearly all our stock was destroyed in the fire, we had no wine of our own.

Two local wineries came to the rescue, one donated wine, the other sold it to us at cost. We called this wine ”hope!” because that is what it gave us.

In July 2021 our next step on our road to recovery has been the release of four wines in which we have had a hand in making.

2014 Tilbrook Estate Reserve Chardonnay

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2014 Tilbrook Estate Reserve Chardonnay

We make this in a different style to the Estate: medium bodied and richer. This has aromas and flavours of white peach, lemon curd, citrus blossom, & flowers. It has a full mid palate with creme brulee, butterscotch and crunchy acid to balance. Drink now to 2025.

Consistently one of Australia’s top Chardonnays.

Picked later than the Estate, the fruit was handpicked into baskets, from the coolest part of the Hill block, on our Estate vineyard, then cooled overnight before being whole bunch pressed in our gentle French press. The best juice went into a new 500L oak barrels from the Burgundian cooperages, Billon, with the rest being older barrels, with a total of 25% new. Fermentation with wild yeasts was followed by “lees stirring” and natural “malo” the following Spring. After a year, a blend was made up and it was then aged for a further 6 months to allow the fruit and oak to integrate harmoniously. This vintage rated 94 points by James Halliday!

$50 per bottle.

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