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2016 Sentio Beechworth Chardonnay

Beechworth, VIC

Knockout Beechworth Chardonnay from a future star of the region.

$42.00

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About

About The Wine

Chris Catlow has found his niche as a winemaker. His mission is simple: to produce _Burgundian inspired Chardonnay_ with a definite sense of place. To grasp the full scope of his mission, his three regional Chardonnays should be tried side-by-side, but if you are just looking for to dip your toe in the Sentio pond, the Beechworth Chardonnay is a great place to start.

The Beechworth is Chris on his home court. His love of Chardonnay started during his time spent with the iconic Barry Morey at Sorenberg: "I worked with him quite a bit as a teenager (mostly annoyed him, I'm sure). He was the main reason I studied to be a winemaker."

He makes this wine (as he does his other Chardonnays) simply; it isn’t adorned with too much oak, it’s powerful without being overblown. The throughline of minerality is pitched perfectly. It's Beechworth through and through.

Campbell Mattinson thought's:  "This is the power of Beechworth chardonnay cut to an elegant pattern."

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
Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"There's an effortless flow to this wine and better still, it carries with it armloads of delicious flavour. This is the power of Beechworth chardonnay cut to an elegant pattern. Peach, grapefruit, cedar wood and almond flavours drive through the palate in emphatic style. Honeysuckle notes add an extra layer." - Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From The Producer

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

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.1%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

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