About The Wine
Yarra Valley Chardonnay lovers, there is some serious joy to be had here.
Superstar winemaker Luke Lambert's 'Crudo' release always provides spectacular value for money, but no more so than in 2020.
This is made with the typical Lambert funk and flair, but with a moreishness and poise that sets it apart from most other similarly priced Chardonnays in the region.
This is a linear, focused expression of the Yarra Valley with lively refreshing acidity. It crackles with energy. This Crudo is not that far behind the Luke Lambert black label Chardonnay in terms of sheer quality.
Hands down one of the best buys for Yarra Valley Chardonnays on the market.
Luke Lambert is one of the Yarra Valley's great winemaking talents.
His traditionally inspired winemaking gently draws out the unique voice of the special vineyards he sources fruit from. He focuses on cooler sites in the Yarra, looking for precise, streamlined expressions of Nebbiolo, Syrah and Chardonnay. These wines under his eponymous label are considered by many as benchmark wines in this country.
His Crudo label offers exceptional value for money. The Shiraz, Chardonnay and Rosé are built in a more generous style without compromising quality. They offer a brilliant balance of complexity and drinkability.
There is little doubt Luke will continue to produce some of the region’s most exciting wines over the coming years. He is a future icon of this Victorian region.