2022 Dappled Single Vineyard Sur la Crete Chardonnay

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The debut Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay from class act winemaker, Shaun Crinion.

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95 points

"Here we are, in a Dappled land, with gorgeous fruit and assertive oak, with a sweetness and with a woodiness, with buoyant aroma and a palate massed with textural flavour."

- Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Shaun Crinion could be aptly described as one of the country's most gifted makers of Chardonnay so it's incredibly exciting to see Mornington Peninsula fruit in his very capable hands.

This is a terrific debut for this cuvee - a powerful, intensely concentrated Chardonnay with mellifluous flow and glorious glide.

There's a little more flesh on the bones compared to its Yarra Valley sibling, as you might expect, but it does all the things that you'd expect from a Dappled Chardonnay: it shows just the right amount of both flash and finesse.

“Sur le Crete” means on the ridge. Single vineyard Chardonnay grown @ 179m above sea level in the rich red volcanic soils of Main Ride on the Mornington Peninsula.

Tasting Notes

This wine displays a richer, broader aromatic profile of nectarine, white peach, hazelnuts and spice. The peach extends to the palate, along with apple that’s paired with buttery, lemony acidity. This is much rounder in the mouth than its Yarra counterpart and has sneaky nutty finish.

96 points, "The non-interventionist book of rules has been followed, and it’s a wine with instant appeal, full of pink and white grapefruit and white peach. It has excellent length, hints of cashew and almond adding to that length – and appeal." - James Halliday (The Weekend Australian)

95+ points - "That feeling when the acidity comes drenched in flavour. Here we are, in a Dappled land, with gorgeous fruit and assertive oak, with a sweetness and with a woodiness, with buoyant aroma and a palate massed with textural flavour. Peach, green pineapple, vanilla bean, citrus and a mineral note; there’s a lot going on here. It’s wonderful, but it needs a stitch more time to sing." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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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