Today we are extremely excited to be able to offer you one of our favourite value-packed ranges in the country, the sensational Crudo Wines by generational Yarra Valley talent, Luke Lambert.
After a 12 month hiatus for both the Shiraz and the Rose, it's absolutely brilliant to have these crowd favourites back in the store.
Luke has outdone himself this year, with the three wines each showing an extra level of detail and power off a great 2021 vintage. Luke puts the season right up there with the best of the last decade...
"The 2021 vintage in the Yarra Valley was an excellent one. A mild/cool growing season with regular rain events at the right time meant a long, slow growing season a bit like 2012, 2015 and 2017. Harvest started later than normal and we're very happy with the resultant wines. Lots of elegance and perfume but still with subtle, ripe fruit power."
The Chardonnay is classic Lambert - tightly-wound, pulsating with energy and verve. It's a whip of grapefruit, green pineapple, chalk and minerals. An electric release with a stylistic nod in the direction of Chablis.
The Rose, once again, is one of the must-have pinks of the Summer. Made from 100% Denton Vineyard Syrah this year, this is a classy, glassy, sassy Rose which Luke thinks is, "…(a) similar wine to the 2019, perhaps with greater subtlety and perfume thanks to the excellent long and slow growing season."
Finally, the Shiraz may be the best release to date under this label. A long, mild growing season allowed for greater hang time for the fruit resulting in a wine of incredible depth, spice and structure for a Shiraz of this price. As Luke says, "probably the ripest Crudo Shiraz we've made. We held the fruit on the vine longer than normal as conditions were so ideal."
Three top-notch options. You really can't go wrong. We are offering you the opportunity to be among the first in the country to try this release. The wines are pound-for-pound some of the best buying in all of Australian wine. We drink these by the bucket-load here at DD HQ and highly recommend that you do too!