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2019 Stefano Lubiana Estate Chardonnay

Derwent Valley, TAS

Premium Tasmanian Chardonnay from a pioneer of biodynamic farming in the state.

HIGH SCORE

$58.00

About
[Stefano Lubiana]'s achieved the holy grail of elegance without sacrificing definition, concentration, persistence or endurance.

Tyson Stelzer (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

Stefano Lubiana's Chardonnays show serious power and weight in the glass.

There is a movement in Tasmania toward a leaner, racier style of Chardonnay, with many producer looking for acid-driven wines rather than those with richness.

Steve Lubiana bucks the trend. His estate-grown Chardonnay shows glorious ripe fruit and a perfect seasoning from top quality oak lending spice; succulent stonefruits enveloped in a bed of minerality.

It's a class act and will easily stack up against the very best of the Apple Isle.

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

This wine has all the elements of a great Chardonnay present – fruit, oak, acid, creamy texture & complexity, but no element overpowers the other. A wonderful wine to enjoy now, or watch it grow and develop over the years.

100% Derwent Valley estate grown, single vineyard

Vineyard management: 100% Certified Biodynamic

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Estate biodynamic vineyard in the Derwent Valley; 250 dozen. The refinement that Steve Lubiana has brought to his chardonnay over recent vintages is something to behold. He's achieved the holy grail of elegance without sacrificing definition, concentration, persistence or endurance. Pristine white fruits are ever-so-gently propelled by high-class French oak. Crystalline acidity illuminates a finish of pinpoint accuracy, undeterred line and magnificent persistence." - Tyson Stelzer (Halliday Wine Companion)

94Points
The Wine Front

"Texture is the first imprint. So pleasant, supple, fresh, gently creamy and wholly fresh and bright. Aromas are rich and appealing, stone fruit, citrus, marshmallow and cashew with cinnamon spice dusted on. Excellent carriage of flavour too, riper fruit characters, a little washy though with more creamy, nougat oak and sweet spice seasoning to taste. Finishes fresh and with a light, chalky pucker. Pure class." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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