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2016 Sorrenberg Chardonnay

Beechworth, VIC

Phenomenal Chardonnay from a wonderful producer. A rare gem!

$65.00

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I think it is at the top of the pile for consistently excellent, personality-laden chardonnay... So satisfying, complex and just darn wonderful to drink.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

If you are an avid collector of Beechworth's finest Chardonnays then this stunning Chardonnay from Barry and Jan Morey of Sorrenberg needs a place in your cellar.

The cooler site that the Sorrenberg vineyard occupies gives off Chardonnay of elegance and purity, with Barry's winemaking gently building power and texture through 100% barrel fermentation in an astute mixture of new and used oak.

Jancis Robinson called this "one of the best wines of my Australian travels" and it's not hard to see why. Striking, characterful Chardonnay from a gem of a producer.

About Sorrenberg

Barry and Jan Morey planted their stunning Beechworth vineyard in 1986. Their first release in 1989 began the Sorrenberg story, a story destined to be one of Australia's great estates.

Barry farms with adherence to biodynamics, believing this to be the best way to get the most out of his home block of 2.4 Ha. on the outskirts of Beechworth. Their wines are famous for their balance and longevity. The wines are made in traditional fashion, with wild yeasts for fermentation, gentle oak maturation and basket pressing for each wine.

The Gamay is arguably their most sought after wine, however, the thumbprint of Barry's attention to detail is stamped across each release and the Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and Cabernet blend are amongst the finest of heir kind in the country.

Sorrenberg is one of the true gems of Beechworth, and indeed Australian, wine.

Vigneron Barry Morey
Vigneron Barry Morey
Photo Credit: Wine Australia
Additional Info

From the Producer

Our Chardonnay is 100% barrel fermented in french oak with 25-30% of this being new oak. To add complexity to the wine all of it goes through natural yeast fermentation, as well all of it goes through complete malo-lactic fermentation. This wine received extended lees contact for ten months with weekly stirring. Then a further eight months barrel maturation. The longer time in barrel restricts this wines openness for a few months so be patient. Minimal handling and filtration ensures maximum flavour is retained.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Barry & Jan Morey
Barry & Jan Morey
Photo Credit: Wine Australia
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
The Wine Front

"I have been very lucky to see a variety of vintages of Sorrenberg chardonnay over past months, only confirming I think it is at the top of the pile for consistently excellent, personality-laden chardonnay. It’s a more powerful release, fuller in depth of oak, lees-derived complexity and mineral-esque impact. I loved it. Certified biodynamic farming of course is Sorrenberg’s baseline. Ample in perfume and flavour, yet shows control and authority – a striking chardonnay of weight and presence. There’s sumptuous aromas of stone fruit, flint, nougat-and-spice oak, ripe citrus. The palate is almost firm with layered fruit, acid and well-meshed oak – a push of concentrated gently sweet fruit flavour, spice, slate-like mineral character and chewy-cedary-spice stains the palate gently. While there’s impact here, there’s also smoothness, evolution in the glass as the wine opens. So satisfying, complex and just darn wonderful to drink." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack!

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Australia Wide Deliveries outside of Sydney and Melbourne metro are all delivered with Australia Post's eParcel wine delivery service. They pick up from us at 12pm Monday through Friday. When your order has been dispatched you'll receive tracking information to your email. Unfortunately with the complications of Covid and expected Christmas surge Australia Post are being extremely vague about delivery times. You will need to have your order placed before midnight 10th of December if you want to ensure it’s there for Christmas.

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FaQs

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