2017 Renzaglia Wahluu Blanc de Blancs

Bathurst, NSW

A dry, and crisp aperitif style NSW Blanc de Blancs full of enchanting minerality.


Quite complex. Very good.

Mike Bennie (Wine Front)

About This Wine

Named Wahluu, the Wiradyuri name for Mt Panorama, Renzaglia are paying their respects to the traditional owners of the land on which this wine was grown and recognising the culture that has been a foundation of this place for thousands of years.

This is a tightly wound Blanc de Blancs, which spend 30 months on lees before disgorgement. Very much driven by the malic acid characters of chardonnay, crisp green apples, pears, oyster shell, so common in Chablis.

Saline and crisp, this is lean, and clean, with a flinty mineral sheen.


About Renzaglia

From their beginnings making wine in the early 80’s in a ‘dry’ county in Illinois, to their current iteration in the O’Connell Valley of NSW, the Renzaglias have bucked convention, and followed their convictions.

With the 3rd generation of the family, Sam, now at the helm, they are producing a range of wines from their two vineyards, Bella Luna in the Valley, and the Mt Panorama vineyard in Bathurst.

They work with nature to encourage microbial growth in the vineyards, believing that living vineyards produce the best wines.


The Renzaglia family
The Renzaglia family
Bathurst, NSW
Additional Info

From The Producer

Made with fruit from Wahluu. Hand harvested 16 and 17 February, it was crushed and pressed, then cold settled for 3 days before racking off gros lees. Fermented spontaneously, cool and steady at about 14 degrees in stainless steel tank. Regular battonage over a period of 4 months during which the base wine was stabilised before being sent away for the secondary fermentation process. 30 months of bottle age before disgorgement and a light dosage of 3 g/L.


Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.8%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025

The early days of the Bella Luna vineyard
The early days of the Bella Luna vineyard
O'Connell Valley, NSW
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"Cool fermented in tank and stirred regularly before the 2nd fermentation and 30 months on lees. Granny Smith apple and nashi pear gelato scents. Flinty and saline notes of oyster shell, too, before a malty leesiness leads to a creamy mid palate and a tail of biscuit and brioche notes, lingering long. An aperitif style. Moderately complex, brisk and perceivably dry." Ned Goodwin (Halliday Wine Companion) 

The Wine Front

"Complex, layered, quite intense. Toasty, cinnamon spice-laden, oatmeal, ginger biscuits, lemon and apple. Layers of flavour, yeasty but not overtly so, tart finish and moves along at great pace. Quite complex. Very good." Mike Bennie (Wine Front) 


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