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2016 Fighting Gully Road Chardonnay

Beechworth, VIC

Smokey, full-figured Chardonnay from Beechworth's oldest vineyard of the modern era.

$35.00

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About

About The Wine

The Fighting Gully Road Chardonnay has been sourced from the Smith's Vineyard, the first plantings in the Beechworth region of the modern era.

The vineyard is tended by Mark Walpole, one of the most renowned viticulturalists, not only in Beechworth, but the entire country. Walpole has done considerable work to give the Smith's vineyard a new lease on life, painstakingly nurturing these old vines back to peak production and the results are excellent.

This is the quintessential high-impact Beechworth Chardonnay. Full of sulphide and funk and with the powerful fruit to back it up. Winemaker Adrian Rodda churning out a beauty here in 2016.

About Fighting Gully Road

Fighting Gully Road is a boutique wine outfit from Beechworth.

It combines the considerable viticultural knowledge of Mark Walpole, one of Victoria's most respected grape-growers, with the impressive winemaking nous of Adrian Rodda, one of Beechworth's rising stars.

The wines are made in a traditional style, Mark's immaculately grown fruit making wines that are great drinking in an array of styles.

There is everything from Sangiovese to Shiraz in this delicious and good value range.

Mark Walpole
Mark Walpole's beautiful Beechworth vineyard
Beechworth, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"50/50% from the estate vineyard and Smiths Vineyard, wild-fermented in Italian-coopered French oak and matured for 10 months. Has that distinctive Beechworth chardonnay flavour, pitched precisely in the midpoint between stone fruit and citrus, and the polished mouthfeel that follows." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Cool climate Chardonnay characters prevail with grapefruit, melon, white stone fruit, mineral and a hint of struck match. The palate shows richness despite the lack of malolactic fermentation, principally from the vines nearly 40 years of age.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.0%
Closure : Scrw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

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