About The Wine
Now with his core range of beautifully packaged Yarra Valley wines locked in, winemaker Shaun Crinion is starting to free his arms and take a swing at some more experimental winemaking projects.
This Limited Release Pinot Noir Chardonnay sits somewhere between a full-bodied Rosé and a light dry red.
The vineyard that Shaun picks the Pinot Noir from comes with a few vines of interplanted Gewürztraminer. Shaun takes the lot and ferments them all together. That splash of Gewürz gives a wonderful floral lift to the nose of this wine.
Don't try to categorise it, just pop it in the fridge for a fewm moments before popping the cork, it's fascinating and delicious all at once.
About Dappled Wines
Dappled is a producer to get on early. Owner/winemaker Shaun Crinion has a mountain of winemaking experience from round the globe, culminating in recent years with the establishment of this, his own label. Shaun's focus is in expressing the regionality of the Yarra Valley through simply gorgeous Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, sourced from a range of Upper and Lower Yarra vineyards.
Through his vineyard connections, brilliantly astute winemaking and a desire to keep his wines approachable to all, the value on offer in the Dappled range is second to none. Throw in what may be the best Gewurztraminer in Australia, and some of the most beautiful packaging you're likely to see, and Dappled is the complete package.
James Halliday named Dappled as his Best New Winery in his 2018 Wine Companion and it's not hard to see why.