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2015 Eastern Peake Intrinsic Chardonnay

Ballarat, VIC

Gorgeous 96 point Chardonnay from the Ballarat winemaking phenom, Owen Latta.

$45.00

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Here’s a marvelous, complex Chardonnay that drinks a charm, and doesn’t let go from start to finish.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Cracking Chardonnay here from Owen Latta.

No new oak used here, the fruit put 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 96 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.

Owen Latta and his faithful hound
Owen Latta and his faithful hound
Ballarat, VIC
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96Points
The Wine Front

"I’ve been drinking a little Ganevat of late, and there’s more than an echo of that about this. Brine and oyster shell, caramel, menthol, ripe lime and spice, but it’s not what you’d call fruity, as such. It’s medium-bodied, creamy and fleshy, yet tingling with tangy acidity and subtle chalk dust texture. The finish is superb – unctuous, yet strangely tight. Here’s a marvelous, complex Chardonnay that drinks a charm, and doesn’t let go from start to finish." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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A very clean and interesting chardonnay. Orange peel with some smoke and flint smells going on and a nice toffee apple roundness in the mouth.

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From The Producer

Hand picked early/mid April, whole bunch pressed direct to barrel (2yr-25yr mixed formats) zero additions.
As always, indigenous yeasts, 12 months ageing in casks, racked to stainless for another 6 months of resting/relaxing
The wine goes through full Malolactic fermentation, no fining or filtering just sulphur prior to bottling (dry grown, clones P58 & I10V5)

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

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