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2019 Stefano Lubiana Collina Chardonnay

Derwent River Valley, Tas

Flagship Chardonnay from Tasmania's leading Biodynamic light. A must for lovers of Tassie and Chardonnay alike.

HIGH SCORE

$100.00

Out of Stock

About

About The Wine

Collina is a single vineyard Chardonnay, only made in years when the conditions allow, and this incarnation is a belter.

The complexity, weight and texture demonstrate why this particular parcel is so highly regarded, the nose is a little shy but some time in the glass gives a glimpse of the nuance to come.

The palate is more immediately expressive with white stone fruit and ripe citrus flavours and there is a lick of smoky reduction on the finish that is extremely appealing.

All in all, an utterly delicious glass of Tasmanian goodness grown by some of the most considered hands around. Get some.

About Stefano Lubiana

Steve and Monique Lubiana were pioneers of biodynamic farming in Tasmania. 

Their gorgeous estate was the first to adopt the principals of biodynamics in 2008. Since then the quality of the Stefano Lubiana premium range has soared. The wines are immaculate: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Sparklings all packed with flavour intensity and perfect balance.

As Mike Bennie observed, "Geez, there’s been some wind in the sail on their estate in southern Tasmania. This is top notch stuff right here."

Steve, a fifth-generation winemaker, is now one of Tasmania's leading producers, no doubt about it.

Steve and Monique in their beautiful vineyard
Steve and Monique in their beautiful vineyard
Derwent Valley, TAS
Additional Info

From The Producer

We make our Chardonnay like the wines we like to drink, we don't follow trends like early picking for example. We like Chardonnay with delicacy, good natural acid drive, nice evident mid palate weight, good length and a whiff of gun smoke and not too much fresh "Chardonnay" character. More minerality rather than fruity.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.00%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Steve and Monique in the vineyards
Steve and Monique in the vineyards
Derwent Valley, TAS
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"The wine bottle is so heavy at its base that it actually pours kind of funny, out of balance in a way. You really have to heave it, kind of. Wield it at the glass. Collina at the top end of Stefano Lubiana chardonnay tree. Biodynamic certified. Hey hey, this is a beauty. Has this kind of understatement but distinct sense of complexity. Beautiful; salted nut scents and flavours with gentle citrus, green apple, flinty-stony notes. A sense of concentration but gentleness, softness, mellifluous flow and lingers strongly with spice and minerally flickers. Mellow and gorgeous, such ease of drinking. No missing the quality."- Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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