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2021 Stefano Lubiana Primavera Chardonnay

Derwent Valley, TAS

Great value for a high-quality, biodynamically-grown Tasmanian Chardonnay.

$40.00

4.5
Rated 4.5 stars
2 Reviews
About
Tip top, wonderful drinking. Excellent.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Most of the 'work' that happens in the Stefano Lubiana wines happens in the vineyard. Steve's was the first vineyard in Tasmania to be certified biodynamic. The quality of the wines exhibit this commitment to the quality of fruit.

This Primavera Chardonnay is great buying if you like the feel of Tassie Chardonnay, but don't want to blow the whole budget.

It's Chardonnay with depth and richness but with a fine line of acidity strung throughout. This is pitched as an entry point into Steve's premium range of wines but offers much more than that title would suggest.

This is a great place to start if you want to become familiar with these excellent Tasmanian wines.

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

Named after – and release during – springtime, this wine is bright and fresh and already drinking beautifully. It's a blend of different blocks of Chardonnay from our Derwent Valley Estate. 50% was fermented and stored in seasoned Austrian oak foeders. 11% was fermented and stored in new and 2nd fill French oak barrels. 39% was stainless steel fermented and stored. All lots spent time on lees and 50% of the wine has gone through malolactic fermentation.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
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

93Points
The Wine Front

"Ticks all the boxes for quality chardy. Stone fruits fragrant, saline mineral character energetic, toasty-gentle oak seasoning lending a hand. A juiciness, a light creaminess, a bright starburst of pulpy grapefruity acidity to follow. Tip top, wonderful drinking. Excellent." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Customer Reviews
4.5
Rated 4.5 stars
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Value for MoneyRated 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5
2 reviews
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    Ben A.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 4 stars
    1 year ago
    Awesome value for money

    great entry level tassie chard from an icon producer.

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    Juliette
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    My favourite Australian chardonnay

    This has quickly become my favourite Australian Chardonnay. Gentle oak treatment, fruit driven and very elegant. Stock up while you can!

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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