96 Gold points from James Halliday! One newest reserve wine at Helen's Hill, our single clone Mendoza Chardonnay.
"Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, fermented in French puncheons (30% new), 30% mlf, matured for 8 months. Bright, light straw-green; has all the elegance and length that puts Yarra Valley chardonnay on a par with Margaret River as the best Australian regions for chardonnay. White peach and nashi pear fruit flavours are dominant, the oak subtle, the acidity fresh." - James Halliday.
Made from a small, select patch of vines chosen for their ability to create a wine of unmatched richness and opulence. The 'Empress' is given the royal treatment from start to finish. The resulting wine is a classic style cool-climate chardonnay.
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