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2019 Good Intentions Chardonnay Volcanic Lake

Mount Gambier, SA

Stylish organic Chardonnay, with an initial honeyed richness and a toned finish.

$48.00

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About The Wine

This is the first single site release from Andrew at Good Intentions, along with a gorgeous new Pinot Noir.

After a five-year organic reclamation project the fruit from this vineyard at the base of Mount Gambier volcano is now worthy of its own label, and it is a beauty.

The nose is all honeycomb and peach, with a slight oxidative note, and the mouthfeel is driven, citrus, vivid.

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About Good Intentions Wine Co.

Andrew and Louise Burchell moved to Mount Gambier with a view to start a family, grow grapes and craft wines that showcase the unique terroir of their home.

Mount Gambier is Australia's youngest volcano, having last erupted only 6000 years ago. The Burchell farm and their additional leased vineyards are all set on the slopes of Mount Gambier, the mix of rich volcanic soils and mineral-charged water making for unique grape growing conditions in their little patch of earth.

The Good Intentions wines are all made with indigenous yeasts, bottled unfined and unfiltered and released with little to no sulphur. These are slightly wild and idiosyncratic wines packed with personality.

An interesting producer doing things just a little bit different in their patch of the country.

Andrew and Frankie on the farm
Andrew and Frankie on the farm
Mount Gambier, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Single site Chardonnay organically farmed by us for the last 5 years and painstakingly brought back to life. This unique Mount Gambier vineyard sits right at the base of the volcanic slope of Mount Gambier and the region's major volcanic crater, “Blue Lake” (Waawor).

All 2500 vines from our Chardonnay vineyard were cut back to the ground and re-trained from water shoots. After years of work and regeneration, 2019 brings the first wine of our Volcanic Lakes Chardonnay.

Direct pressed Chardonnay, with key aims of terroir expression. 12 months in bottle resting lets the wine evolve and expose its uniqueness.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Andrew Burchell and family
Andrew Burchell and family
Mount Gambier, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Andrew Burchell's first single vineyard Chardonnay is a belter, reminiscent of an airy, playful Jura wine, with an oxidative character and a full, yet energy-charged palate. - DD Wine Crew

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

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Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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