Savaterre "Frere Cadet" Beechworth Chardonnay 2022

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"When we have fruit from our younger vines, or when rare parcels of particularly outstanding Beechworth grapes become available, our winemaker Keppell Smith likes to create something unique and bottle it under Savaterre's younger brother label, the Frère Cadet. A beautiful wine that is complex and elegant. Power and subtlety all interwoven into a perfect structure. Intensity of aroma and flavour combined with great length and texture. This is a wine that over delivers. It’s ready to drink and will continue to improve. The Frère Cadet range of wines evolved to be more accessible in their youth. These wines are created with the same attention to detail that goes into our premium Savaterre label but are more giving when young. All grapes are handpicked and fermented by indigenous yeasts. There is minimal interference, and the wine is matured for 18 months in the best French oak before maturing in bottle prior to release." - Winemaker Notes 

“Sourced from a vineyard next to Giaconda, a higher cropping site, conventional farmed, says Keppel Smith. A little struck match, grapefruit, stonefruit, andoatmeal richness, fine spicy oak, Japanese ginger. Juicy but tight, has somecreamy gloss and richness, but acidity gives it grapefruity tang and freshness,finishes quite long and spicy. A really good glass of Chardonnay here.  Satisfying. Pleasurable. Excellent." - 94 Points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

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