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.
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."