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2015 Sentio Yarra Valley Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

A detailed look at the influence of site through the hands of one winemaker.

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About The Wine

Chris Catlow is one of Beechworth’s most promising young winemakers. The level of detail applied his exploration of Chardonnay is exceptional.

The 2015 Sentio Yarra Valley Chardonnay is a wine of intensity and extreme precision. The fruit is sourced from the famous Lusatia Park vineyard in the Yarra Valley. Chris chooses to pick this fruit a little later than many other winemakers from the region, looking for full flavour development with acid retention before the fruit comes off.

This is straight up basket pressed as whole bunches, the fruit as the soloist, oak playing second fiddle. The length is wonderful. The expression is pure. Campbell Mattinson labelled it, "Fine fruit; fine style; fine drinking."

Strap yourself in, this is one of the best examples of Yarra Chardonnay we have seen this year.

About Sentio

Chris Catlow is one of Beechworth's most dynamic young winemakers.

From his handmade winery, he is crafting Burgundian inspired wines of impressive quality. The wines focus on power and drive, structure and articulation of site. He is exploring the regionality of Victoria and beyond with an incisive eye.

Chardonnay is his pet variety, with multiple vintages with Benjamin Leroux in Burgundy giving him the tools to be one of Victoria's great Chardonnay makers.

The wines are intense and tightly wound. As Campbell Mattinson once noted, "A star is born in Sentio, I’d reckon."

Sentio
Sentio's Chris Catlow
Beechworth, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Handcrafted wines highlighting regional expression through unique single vineyards and consistent vinification techniques.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.6%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2026

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"A captivating wine for its detail and precision: a mineral thread and lemon sorbet acidity driving this. Flinty, wet stones with a sprinkling of white pepper, hint of lees just adding a layer to the otherwise tight palate. The fruit comes off the Lusatia Park Vineyard, now owned by De Bortoli." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

93Points
The Wine Front

"In many ways it’s a shame that the Lusatia Park vineyard has been sold. It’s fascinating to see the interpretations of assorted high quality winemakers. This is the take of Chris Catlow. This has a lean, piercing element but so too does it boast grapefruit and sunny peach characters. You could accuse it of being lean and linear but you couldn’t accuse it of being too light-on. Matchstick, gun smoke and roasted bran-like characters dance across both the nose and the palate. Fine fruit; fine style; fine drinking." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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