2015 Lethbridge Chardonnay

2015 Lethbridge Chardonnay

Region:Geelong , VIC

Style:Full Bodied


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Ray Nadeson's Chardonnay is bold, full of flavour and texture and unashamedly classic in style.

RRP $45.00


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There is something so distinct about the Lethbridge wines. The combination of Ray Nadeson's natural winemaking and the distinctive terroir of his Geelong vineyards makes Lethbridge one of the true cult favourite wineries of the region. The new release of Ray's Chardonnay is, in his opinion, one of his best to date. And for him, the reason is all to do with site. As he talked us through the new release he explained, _“It’s a lovely vineyard in Geelong planted in the mid 80’s - one of those vineyards planted on a bit of Limestone. The vines have this ‘walking down the beach’ character..." This wine is a powerhouse. With the influx of lean and mean Chardonnay on the market, it is great to see Chardonnay with some serious punch. "We pick it ripe but you don’t see pineapple or tropical fruit - you see terroir. If you’ve got fruit that is this dense, then you need the oak to create the structure and framework." Ray doesn't hold back on this wine, it gets a healthy dose of new oak and goes through full malolactic fermentation but somehow remains tightly wound and composed. For lovers of Australian Chardonnay with complexity and class, this is a must try.

What it Tastes Like

An explosion of funk, vanilla and orange sherbert on the nose. Nuts and nougat, is that Summertime bars that I’m thinking of? Sweet roasted nuts in the palate, honey lemons and peaches. Slippery and slick with a faint chalkiness. There is a slateyness to it, the zip and grip, the chalkiness needed. Still wickedly acidic despite the full malo. Full throttle but under control.


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Lethbridge owner/winemakers Ray Nadeson & Maree Collis