About The Wine
Cracking Chardonnay here from Owen Latta.
No new oak used here, the fruit placed front and centre. The wine is raised in wooden barrels of varying sizes that are anywhere from 2-years-old to 25-years-old. The finished wine has a magnetism and energy to it which you can't quite put your finger on.
This is just the latest in the series of blistering wines coming from this young man. An individual Chardonnay of great character and awesome value given the quality.
Gary Walsh scored it 95 points, and rightfully so. It's a knockout.
About Eastern Peake / Latta Vino
Is anyone working as hard as Owen Latta to put Ballarat in the mix of Australia's foremost wine regions? At only 15 years old he completed his first vintage at Eastern Peake alongside his father and has since taken on the full-time running of the business.
Owen is the man primarily responsible for both the Eastern Peake and Latta wines, the former of which being dedicated to premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Eastern Peake vineyard, and the latter being Owen's personal project all about innovation from a range of excellent central Victorian vineyards.
The wines are all gently brought to life with very astute yet hands-off winemaking, and Owen's low and zero-sulphur wines are some of the best examples in the country. These are thrilling, absolutely unique Victorian wines, and quite simply Owen Latta is one of Australia's finest young winemakers.