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2016 PRC Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

Three winemakers, one batch of fruit, one epic Chardonnay.

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About The Wine

The PRC Chardonnay is a collaboration between three Victorian winemakers: Peter Graham (Domenica, Beechworth), Rowley Milhinch (Scion, Rutherglen) & Chris Catlow (Sentio, Beechworth).

Each of them made two barrels of Chardonnay from the Lusatia Park vineyard in the Yarra Valley. This is a site which has made some of the region's finest Chardonnays over the last decade. In the hands of these three lads, the fruit sings.

Each winemaker brings his own flair and style to the fruit and the final resluting blend is brilliant. As Campbell Mattinson said in his 94 point review, "It’s fine and elegant but boasts ample fruit power. It’s chardonnay to nth degree."

Pete Graham & Chris Catlow
Pete Graham & Chris Catlow
Beechworth, VIC
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From The Producer

Followers of Scion have been introduced to a series of ‘project’ wines over the years. The resulting wines form a vital part of winemaker Rowly's passion and learnings. The latest project ‘PRC’ was dreamt up with two great wine mates of the North East – Chris Catlow (Sentio, Beechworth) and Pete Graham (Domenica, Beechworth) – to challenge winemaking skills while working together to achieve a focused result. This Chardonnay is the inaugural PRC release, co-crafted by Pete, Rowly and Chris.

Fruit was sourced from one of the country's most revered plantings of chardonnay: the Lusatia Park Vineyard in Victoria's Yarra Valley. One parcel of handpicked fruit was divided three ways, with each winemaker setting out to craft a wine shaped around their individual interpretation of the fruit. A code of silence kicked off production across three wineries, using one second-fill hogshead barrel and five pre-loved barriques. Nine months later, the trio sat down with samples of the resulting six wines to assemble the final wine together.

Minor blending tweaks were made with the aim of best expressing the Lusatia Park Vineyard. The vineyard produces elegant Chardonnay, with the 2016 vintage showing excellent concentration of flavour. From this premium fruit we’ve crafted a focused, modern Chardonnay that would benefit from a little cellaring.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"It’s fine and elegant but boasts ample fruit power. It’s chardonnay to nth degree. Oatmeal, grapefruit, and cedarwood flavours shoot through the mouth, a roasted peach character unfolding through the finish. Length of flavour here is fantastic. Overall style, spot on. I looked at this over the course of 24 hours and it just kept on getting better." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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