2021 Traviarti Chardonnay

Beechworth, VIC

This Chardonnay from Simon Grant is a cracker, imbued with classic Beechworth power.


Stylish chardonnay. Understated in a Chablis-like way.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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.

About Traviarti

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.

Hand harvesting at Traviarti
Hand harvesting at Traviarti
Beechworth, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

An extended mild ripening season provided fruit of power and intensity with bright acidity. The palate finishes with a moreish texture of subtle powdery grip. Typical Beechworth fruit generosity balanced with a fineness of structure. The style hits the nail on the head for us.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.00%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2031
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Simon Grant
Winemaker Simon Grant
Photo Credit: Matthew Smithwick
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Stylish chardonnay. Understated in a Chablis-like way. Pear, wax, apple and nectarine flavours complemented by barely-more-than-a-whisper of creamy/cedary oak. Floral notes here, and hay, and citrus too. Refreshing but with enough texture to make it clear that it’s more than that. Very good." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)


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