2022 Rivulet Glaziers Bay Chardonnay

Kiera O'Brien's beautiful expression of Chardonnay from the 1982 planting on the Elsewhere vinyard in Tasmania.

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This excellent single-site Chardonnay from Keira O'Brien hails from the Elsewhere vineyard in the deep south of Tasmania.

It's tightly coiled, laser-focused, a bracing whiplash of a Chardonnay that will have you hooked from the first sip.

In just a short amount of time, these Rivulet wines have really hit a cracking pace. If you want to watch one of the next big things in Tassie wine take flight, check this out.

Just over 100 dozen made.

"The grapefruit flavours here; the oomph. This is both cutting and intense at once. I’m an instant convert and fan."
- 94 pts, Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

A welcome return to working with the exceptional fruit from the very special Elsewhere Vineyard in Tasmania’s far south, located between Cygnet and Huonville in the Huon Valley. Elsewhere is where it all began in the Huon Valley and was its first commercial vineyard, established in 1982. Restored to its former glory and tended with meticulous attention to detail by Owen and Eve Knight.

A cooler vintage, as a result of a continuing La Nina weather pattern. The long growing season has produced moderate alcohol, fine, tight acidity, and excellent fruit concentration within a finer frame.

100% Penfolds clone chardonnay from 22 year old vines, unirrigated and deeply rooted in black cracking clay soils. Handpicked and whole bunch pressed and oxidatively handled with no additions. Racked to barriques and hogsheads for fermentation and eleven months maturation on lees. 30% new French oak, with partial wild malolactic fermentation, no barrel stirring and unfined.

Total production 1380 bottles.

94 points - "The grapefruit flavours here; the oomph. This is both cutting and intense at once. I’m an instant convert and fan. It’s juicy and lengthy and silken and long, and while it will improve with age it’s also quite joyous right now, in the wild intensity of its youth. Lemonade and grapefruit and sprigs of herbs; that’s it in a nutshell." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Rivulet

Rivulet Wines is the brand of winemaker Keira O'Brien, who decided to create her own label after having worked for other Tasmanian wineries. Her desire is to work with special parcels of fruit and have a "playful" attitude towards the winemaking, only releasing very small quantities of wine in the process; which is fitting as "rivulet" means a small stream of water".

O'Brien likes to make wines "with texture, precision and purity in mind", and she crafts them from well-known varieties such as Pinot Noir and Riesling, as well as rarer ones such as Sylvaner and Siegerrebe.

Winemaker Keira O'Brien Discover Rivulet

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