About The Wine
The Chardonnay from Place of Changing Winds yields a tiny amount of very concentrated fruit.
Tightly wound and focused with a distinct sense of minerality, this is one of the most exciting new developments in cool climate Chardonnay in Australia.
The vines are planted at a Burgundian level of density, meaning some 4400 vineyard returned only 900 kg of fruit for this release. It makes for a much more intense Chardonnay experience.
Here its all about the fruit, oak sits decidedly in the background offering a framework rather than a flavour influence. It's incredibly scarce and will only be available for a short time.
About Place of Changing Winds
The Place of Changing Years vineyard was planted by notable Australian wine importer, journalist, and author, Rob Walters.
Rob had hunted for a special site to plant in the cooler climes of Australia for many years. One day, esteemed grower/winemaker at Bindi, Michael Dhillon, called him and said, "Rob, I've found your vineyard."
The site sits at 500m above sea level in the Macedon Ranges. Rob has farmed it organically from the start. Planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at an incredible average of 15,000 vines per hectare, this is one of the most exciting emerging viticultural projects in the country.
Rob is one of the great thinkers in Australian wine. You can expect great things as his project begins to blossom.