2017 Sailor Seeks Horse Chardonnay

Huon Valley, TAS

Phenomenal Chardonnay from one of Tasmania's hottest producers.

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About
It’s about the minerality. Length, intensity, structure.

Paul & Gilli Lipscombe, Owner/Winemakers

About the Wine

Sailor Seeks Horse has been one of the breakout Tasmanian producers of the last couple of years. The Lipscombes are one of Tasmanian wine's power couples, having taken Home Hill to soaring heights in recent times.

Their own private label is rare as hens teeth and of supreme quality. Grown on their own vineyard in the Huon Valley, this is quickly becoming one of Tasmania's most sought-after white wines.

This is Chardonnay at its most pure and restrained. The wonderful fruit from this blossoming site squarely placed front and centre for all to admire. It's razor sharp, tightly wound and intensely focused.

This is a serious modern Australian Chardonnay.

About Sailor Seeks Horse

Sailor Seeks Horse is one of the Apple Isle's most exciting new producers. It's a husband and wife team behind the scenes, Paul the viticulturalist and Gilli the winemaker.

The Lipscombes produce exquisite Pinot Noir and Chardonnay off their estate vineyard, planted by their own hands back in 2005. The wines have startling energy to them, with a pinpoint balance of fruit and savoury spice.  They are released in perilously small amounts and are never around for long.

With the small cult following the couple have garnered since starting their own label, their wines are now hunted by serious collectors who want to be in on the ground floor. As Mike Bennie declared with Paul and Gilli's inaugural 2013 Pinot Noir release, "We have here a new star in the making."  Tasmanian Pinot and Chardonnay lovers, don't miss these scintillating wines.

Sailor Seeks Horse winemaking couple, Gilli & Paul Lipscombe
Sailor Seeks Horse winemaking couple, Gilli & Paul Lipscombe
Huon Valley, TAS
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Wonderful purity of fruit and extension of flavour here, and a little more generosity than last year. Oyster shell minerality, white peach, green apple and grapefruit with a touch of struck match. It's focused and inwardly concentrated, line and length are excellent. Crackling acidity is countered by the gentle spice of oak. Delicious Chardonnay. Should open up beautifully with time. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From the Producer

Chardonnay runs the gamut of expressions from tight, linear and unadulterated by oak to the big, rich, buttery numbers we see from warmer sites. As we’re in the Huon it’s unlikely we’ll be making the latter anytime soon. We planted four Dijon clones (95, 96, 76 & 277) in two sections of the vineyard over 2 hectares in 2010 where we’d pulled out some Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese and Sauvignon Blanc – don’t ask...

The idea was to bring some of the best, earlier-ripening, lower-yielding clones to the Huon that would enable us to achieve the flavour, texture and acid components from a cool area that we see in the Chardonnays that we love. Our sandy-loam soils over sandstone and clay, combined with dry-farming and a marginal climate should provide some fascinating wines over the years.

 

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.9%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Paul Lipscombe out for an early vineyard stroll
Paul Lipscombe out for an early vineyard stroll
Huon Valley, TAS
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