2022 Dappled Single Vineyard Les Vergers Chardonnay

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Stunning Chardonnay from a cool Upper Yarra vineyard from the hands of talented winemaker Shaun Crinion.
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews

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95 points

"There’s no question of the fruit power here and yet everything feels strict and in line."

- Campbell Mattinson

Shaun Crinion has made quite the name for himself as one of the most exciting Chardonnay producers in the Yarra Valley.

This is his most powerful and high-tensile Chardonnay from his favourite Chardonnay vineyard in the upper Yarra Valley.

It sees a touch more new oak than the Appelation Chardonnay from the same vintage and also spends more time on lees which Shaun thinks highlights more of the unique qualities derived from the vineyard in the wine.

This is an electric Chardonnay - tight, explosive and precise. It is a wine that will develop beautifully in the cellar.

Sourced from John and Josie D’Aloisio’s vineyard located high up on the hill above the township of Seville. The I10V1 clone Chardonnay was planted in 1991 on its own roots (non-grafted) and is grown on the stunningly rich red volcanic soils this subregion of the Yarra Valley is famous for.

Tasting Notes

Starts off a little restrained on the nose with gentle fragrance of green apples, pear and citrus flowers. With air, the wine becomes alive showing more almond butter, smoke, mineral-like aromas and a hint of fennel.

On the palate, this wine has a huge amount of coiled up energy with zesty citrus fruit flavours, baked apple and vanilla, and cinnamon spice. What’s most special about this wine is its length. Electric like acidity drives all the flavours and it finishes with a nutty smokiness that lasts for a good deal of time. This will cellar for at least 8+ years.

95 points, "This is both powerful and taut; it will need time to properly unfold. It tastes essentially of stonefruit and citrus, though a refreshing green apple character pushes through the finish, trailing lactose, chalk and cedarwood along with it. There’s no question of the fruit power here and yet everything feels strict and in line. Hold. Hold. Drink." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
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2 reviews
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    David M.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    9 months ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great pricing and serv

    Dappled have great products and just as good is Different Drops great next day delivery is very professional.

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • SS
    Stephen S.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Freshness and complexity

    Lots going on, not the match stick domintaed wine I expected. Lovely now, Cellaring not necessary.

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

Dappled owner/winemaker Shaun Crinion has a mountain of winemaking experience from around the globe, culminating with the establishment of a label all of his own.

Shaun's focus is on expressing the sub-regionality of the Yarra Valley through simply gorgeous Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and a growing range of experimental wines.

With the combination of Shaun's A-grade fruit from the Yarra's top growers and his precise, astute winemaking, the value on offer in the Dappled range is second to none.

He was James Halliday's Best New Winery in 2018. The wines have only stepped in quality since then though the modest pricing remains the same. Unsurprisingly, his wines sell out in short order each year. He's now regarded as one of the best small-scale producers in the modern Yarra Valley.

Winemaker Shaun Crinion - Yarra Valley, VIC Dappled Wines

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