Stylish chardonnay. Understated in a Chablis-like way.
About The Wine
Of course, no Beechworth producer's lineup would be complete without a Chardonnay and Simon's is a ripper.
It's a full-flavoured, beautifully balanced Chardonnay grown at 500m above sea level. The coolness of the vineyard allows great flavour development whilst retaining crisp acidity.
It has typical Beechworth power with a little more prettiness than you might expect - it's just lovely to drink.
After a career in wine industry on the buying, selling and marketing side of things Simon Grant decided to move towards the making of wine, and focused almost solely on his main love, Nebbiolo.
He found a high altitude site just above Beechworth in Victoria, sitting at 600m, which he planted to various clones of Nebbiolo, looking to create a wine of power and complexity.
Some Tempranillo and Chardonnay are also released, as well a good value Rosso, but great Australian Nebbiolo is still the prime motivator.