2017 Savaterre Chardonnay

Beechworth, VIC

A classic, full-throttle Beechworth Chardonnay from a benchmark producer.

$80.00

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About The Wine

Keppell Smith saw his Holy Grail site on the side of the famous Beechworth 'Golden Mile' back in 1996.

Since then he has gone on to create one of the region's most formidable wine ranges, known for their power and impact. The Chardonnay is arguably the star of his line up.

It's the full box and dice of Beechworth Chardonnay: richly fruited, worked well in the winery.  A powerful, smoky, sulphide-laden Beechworth bombshell.

It's the luxury car of Chardonnay, with all the trimmings. If you like the style, then this will get you going.

Winemaker Keppell Smith
Winemaker Keppell Smith
Beechworth, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Chardonnay vines bear small, round, greenish-gold fruit. While the vines are extremely adaptable to different growing conditions, they produce the best wines when grown in a cool climate on lean soil. Savaterre's terroir produces excellent Chardonnay: vibrant, bright, aromatic and complex.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.40%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"Stonefruit, lemon peel, fennel, white flowers, nougat and some struck match. It’s flavoursome, a little toasty and spicy, intense almost grapefruity acidity along with a caramel richness, distinct chalky/quartz-like texture, pulp and pith citrus bitterness on a very long finish. A very good Chardonnay here. Very." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

97Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Hand-harvested fruit across a tightly planted vineyard in Beechworth serves as a sleek chassis, driven by thirst-slaking acid cylinders and a body toned by peach, nectarine, apricot and the finest French oak in which this mid-bodied beauty has settled into a finely tuned groove of tension and generosity. Nougatine and creamed cashew at is core, conferring warmth. Layered, impeccably integrated and searingly long, this is very fine." - Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

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Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 10am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout.Your order will be packed and ready within 2 hours. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter.

Express Same Day Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 10km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday weekdays for same day delivery. Express courier deliveries cannot be left unattended and require a receiver signature.

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Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

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FaQs
Do I have to order in dozens?

No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts?

No our pricing is aiming to the best in the market already. For very large orders (weddings etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call. How does the price match work?

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

Can I special order a wine you do not sell?

If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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