2019 First Foot Forward Chardonnay

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

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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.

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.

94 Points - "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)

94 Points - "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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