2020 Bobar Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

Deliciously pure natural Chardonnay from this cult Yarra producer.




About The Wine

The alt-stylings of Sally and Tom at Bobar wines make for unique expressions of the Yarra Valley.

Their wines are made naturally, inert vessels used in maturing, the wines are free to take on their own personality and offer something 'out-of-the-box' to the drinker.

Such is the case with the Bobar Chardonnay. This has a slight twang of oxidisation which adds fino-like complexity and a nuttiness to the lively expression of Chardonnay fruit.

It's a different proposition to most of the Yarra but does offer supreme drinkability and a point of interest for those who want to explore new facets of Chardonnay from this famous region.

About Bobar Wines

Tom and Sally Belford are pioneers of the natural wine movement in the Yarra Valley.

Using fruit from their own vineyards and selected sites from across the valley, their gentle, lo-fi wines have developed quite a cult following.

They are known for their savoury expressions of Syrah, Viognier and Chardonnay.

These are lovely people crafting idyllic wines. The Yarra Valley presented with minimal intervention.

Tom and Sally
Tom and Sally
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Located immediately below the steep slopes of the Christmas Hills escarpment, Nenagh Park possesses the delicious combination of mature vines, full exposure to the east, protection from the west and north and rich grey loam soils. These factors allow the development of power and richness with poise and finesse.

Hand harvested and whole bunch pressed immediately after picking, the juice is put straight into a mix of old oak 225L barriques, 300L hogsheads and 500L puncheons for long and slow ferments that usually last well into the following spring. Aged on fine lees in tank for a further four months before bottling in April 2021.

The palate is fresh, linear and intense, all pithy citrus, blanched almond and a mineral water texture. Skimming stones across the palate, kinda Chablis-like. Tightly coiled, with a slightly toasty finish. We also tasted one after it had been open a week - held together well and had beautifully developed chamomile notes

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.0%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025

Tom Belford
Tom Belford
Yarra Valley, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"This is a Yarra Glen chardonnay. Whole bunch pressed then pretty much left alone in barrel, though malo goes through entirely. Waxy, mealy, gently oily white with medium weight and a clatter of tangy acidity coming in nicely. Green mango, porridge, brown sugar, honeycomb wax. Lovely feel, not rich, but plenty going on in that medium way. Has lots of charm." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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