2017 Domaine Epis Chardonnay

Macedon Ranges, VIC

Powerhouse single site Chardonnay from a benchmark Macedon Ranges producer.


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About The Wine

The Domaine Epis Chardonnay is a wine of impressive intensity and power.

It's a Chardonnay that is unafraid to be bold yet holds incredible line through the mouth. 

Winemaker Alec Epis crafts this with traditional Burgundian-inspired winemaking techniques. It is matured on lees in top-class French oak for one year before being bottled.

A wine with stunning texture and mouthfeel, this is a glorious example of cool-climate Chardonnay. Up there with anything produced in the Macdeon Ranges.

About Domaine Epis

Former Essendon great, Alec Epis, is the man behind the Domaine Epis label. 

Alec runs two vineyards in the Macedon Ranges; one planted to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the other to Cabernet and Merlot.

The Epis wines have a cult-like following. These profound cool-climate wines are considered benchmarks of the Macedon Ranges alongside names like Bindi and Curly Flat.

Alec believes that no truly great wine can come from sub-par fruit. As such, Alec keeps his yields low and his fruit intense. These wines mature beautifully with time in the cellar. They make a great addition to the collection of any connoisseur of Australian fine wine.

Owner/winemaker, Alec Epis
Owner/winemaker, Alec Epis
Macedon Ranges, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"It’s bold in flavour, but tight with acidity; two wonderful things when it comes to Chardonnay. Stonefruit, citrus, honey oatmeal, cool fresh mint and floral perfume. It has flesh and grip, a tangy and juicy core of acidity,a fine powdery texture, and remarkable intensity and persistence through the finish. A top-shelf release from Epis." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Colour is bright limpid straw with green tinges. The nose is fresh, ripe and bold while the palate is full ripe and balanced, showing good complexity. A feature of this wine is its tight lean mineral structure. It has been kept on lees for 12 months in traditional Burgundian manner in French oak barriques.

It will continue to develop richness and flavour.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.6%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Snow at Domaine Epis
Snow at Domaine Epis
Macedon Ranges, VIC

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