2019 First Foot Forward Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

Drop-dead bargain Upper Yarra Chardonnay from Martin Siebert at First Foot Forward. 


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A go-to chardonnay that offers the right amount of flavour, juiciness and enjoyment.

Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

Martin Siebert has an impressive resume having worked at Benjamin Leroux in Burgundy, Pegasus Bay in NZ and Yarra Yering in the Yarra Valley. His own project here now with First Foot Forward. The wines show every ounce of his experience.

This is Chardonnay from cool sites in the Yarra. If you like Yarra Chardonnay, you're going to like this - it's as simple as that.

This is great drinking here for the Yarra fan that's not going to bust the bank. 

About First Foot Forward Wines

Martin Siebert's sensational value range of wines burst onto the Yarra Valley wine scene in 2015. His day job is as vineyard manager and winemaker at Tokar Estate in the heart of the Yarra Valley - First Foot Forward is the minimum intervention wines side hustle, and a brilliant one at that.

The grapes for the range are primarily sourced from the cool, higher altitude Patch Vineyard, a unique site lovingly tended by owner Jody Dawson, on the high southern edge of the Yarra Valley.

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are the main protagonists but look out for other varietal forays. The wines are wild yeast fermented before elevage in oak and / or terracotta eggs.

Winemaker Martin Siebert
Winemaker Martin Siebert
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

From Lone Star Creek Vineyard in Woori Yallock and Bulong Estate Vineyard in Yarra Junction.

The fruit was hand picked when the berries were changing from green to gold (the citrus to stone fruit spectrum) and whole bunch pressed to tank for a brief settle. The cloudy juice was put to 500L barrels (40% new) and a 500L clay egg (20% of final wine) and underwent wild fermentations. No malolactic fermentation was encouraged with this wine. The wine was kept on lees and was bottled with only a course filtration after 10 months in barrel/clay.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2031
Bottle Size : 750ml

Martin doing some diggin
Martin doing some diggin' out.
Yarra Valley, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"A go-to chardonnay that offers the right amount of flavour, juiciness and enjoyment. Full of tangy lemon and grapefruit, with creamed honey and lavender, a savoury palate and mouth-watering acidity. It's linear, but not so tight that it can't be enjoyed now." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

The Wine Front

"Love this. It’s going to mature beautifully over the next few years. It just has that feel, that structure, that length. It tastes of nectarine and meal, chalk, fennel and sweet cedar. It feels fresh, direct and pure but it’s by no means lean or underdone. Match this to chicken dinner and you’re a winner winner. Fantastic release here." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)


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