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2019 Sentio Beechworth Chardonnay

Beechworth, VIC

Knockout Beechworth Chardonnay from a future star of the region.

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$60.00

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This is a terrific chardonnay. Elegant and slender and yet it makes an impression.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Chris Catlow has found his niche as a winemaker. His mission is simple: to produce _Burgundian inspired Chardonnay_ with a definite sense of place. To grasp the full scope of his mission, his three regional Chardonnays should be tried side-by-side, but if you are just looking for to dip your toe in the Sentio pond, the Beechworth Chardonnay is a great place to start.

The Beechworth is Chris on his home court. His love of Chardonnay started during his time spent with the iconic Barry Morey at Sorenberg: "I worked with him quite a bit as a teenager (mostly annoyed him, I'm sure). He was the main reason I studied to be a winemaker."

He makes this wine (as he does his other Chardonnays) simply; it isn’t adorned with too much oak, it’s powerful without being overblown. The throughline of minerality is pitched perfectly. It's Beechworth through and through.

About Sentio

Chris Catlow is one of Beechworth's most dynamic young winemakers.

From his handmade winery he is crafting Burgundian inspired wines of impressive quality. The wines focus on power and drive, structure and articulation of site. He is exploring the regionality of Victoria and beyond with an incisive eye.

Chardonnay is his pet variety, with multiple vintages with Benjamin Leroux in Burgundy giving him the tools to be one of Victoria's great Chardonnay makers.

The wines are intense and tightly wound. As Campbell Mattinson once noted, "A star is born in Sentio, I’d reckon."

Sentio
Sentio's Chris Catlow
Beechworth, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Handcrafted wines highlighting regional expression through unique single vineyards and consistent vinification techniques.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028

Winemaker Chris Catlow
Winemaker Chris Catlow
Beechworth, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"It’s raised in foudre and clay eggs and it is, quite frankly, bristling with quality. This is a terrific chardonnay. Elegant and slender and yet it makes an impression. Chalk, honeysuckle, woodsmoke and pretty white flowers meet pure peach, into grapefruit, into steel. Resiny oak raises its head at first (from foudre, I know) but it settles back quickly and extraordinarily well. The result is a wine of such elegance, such interest, and such length. I was kicking myself that I opened/tasted/reviewed it on an Alcohol Free Day. I want to dive straight in." - Cambpell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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