Hillcrest Vineyards Premium Chardonnay
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Hillcrest Vineyard is a micro-boutique maker of individual, classically styled wines. Drawing on their small 41 year-old vineyard in Victoria's famous Yarra Valley wine region, owners David and Tanya have spent the best part of this decade working with one of Australia's most highly regarded winemakers, Phillip Jones of Bass Phillip.
Consistent with the principles which Phillip himself follows, the vineyard is farmed on largely organic principles, with herbicides and pesticides, together with all other systemic spraying, eliminated. Tiny (some would argue, uneconomic) yields of between 700kg-800kg per acre produce intensely flavoured fruit which provides a clear expression of its terroir and the vintage.
In the winery classic techniques prevail. Use of wild yeasts and genuinely unhurried, minimal intervention winemaking maximise the potential of the wines. The resulting quality is stunning and the wines are unique with personality, structure, texture and complexity.
All kinds of complexity and good stuff going on here, plus a bit of wildness. Nectarine, honey, cedar, spice, white flowers and a cool mentholated lift. Light bodied, full throttle flavour delivered with maximum finesse. Tight grapefruit flavour in the mix, along with bell clear acidity, a little flintiness with the honeyed almond gloss, and then this crescendo of a finish that rolls on with incredible length and precision... - Gary Walsh, Winefront (2013 vintage)
Gary Walsh, Winefront: 96+/100 (2013 vintage)
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