2021 Swinging Bridge Mrs Payten Chardonnay

Delicious, full-flavoured Chardonnay from one of Orange's best producers.

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The Mrs Payten Chardonnay is one of Swinging Bridges most sought after wines, as well as being a personal favourite of theirs.

Tom Ward loves to show off the potential of the Orange regions ability to produce stellar wines, and this Chardy does just that. It's a display of the high quality cool-climate fruit grown in the region, coming together in a smooth and fine drop that gives off peachiness, minerality and mouth-watering citrus.

It's one that will keep you reaching for a top-up.

Mrs Payten has fruit sourced from the reknowned 'Caldwell Lane' and 'Hill Park' Vineyard, which both sit at 900 metres. The resulting wine has an alluring nose of green apple & white peach. On the palate it is smooth and medium-bodied with subtle citrus flavours and a fine acid line carrying the finish long.

92 Points - "Light to mid-yellow colour and a spicy bouquet that reflects some smart oak maturation. The wine is very lively in the mouth with bright and slightly shrill acidity. Lots of lemon flavour here, good intensity and vivacious fruit-and-acid interplay. Long carry. An appetising and moreish chardonnay." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

93 Points - "The fruit for the 2021 Mrs Payten is picked from blocks within the Hill Park and Caldwell Lane Vineyards. Chilled for 36 hours and whole-bunch pressed. The wine consistency shows off the elegance of the cool-climate Orange region. Pomelo segments, elderflower, white peach and a whiff of chalkboard dust. The wine whisks through the palate with energy, and a freshness of lemonade on a hot day. A fine pithy texture followed by a creamy yoghurt and almond milk quality. This wine always over delivers for its price, year after year." - Shanteh Wale (Halliday Wine Companion)

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