2022 Sentio Beechworth Chardonnay

Beechworth Chardonnay of layered class, matured mostly in small format French oak barriques. Glowingly gorgeous.

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Chris Catlow sources fruit from all across Beechworth for this lovely Chardonnay.

There's bright acidity and tension throughout the palate and finish, and though it is on the fuller-bodied side it feels bouncy and fresh, with the fruit profile being mostly citrus/ grapefruit.

Unfined and unfiltered, and unfortunately quite limited. Sentio is turning into one of Australia's best Chardonnay producers.

Fruit sourced from multiple vineyards across Beechworth, allowing the diversity of the various soil profiles and varying altitudes to come through.

This is a hallmark Beechworth chardonnay, showing marked intensity and structure. It’s easy to understand, easy to enjoy. You might say it’s what people expect from a Beechworth chardonnay.

Raised mostly in barrique (small- format, French-oak barrels), some new. This wine is ready to enjoy now. Bottled under DIAM closure.

Technical data
Vineyard aspect: Varied
Soil: Granite
Altitude: 400-500m
Average rainfall: 800-900mm
Harvested: 13th March, 2022
T/A: 6.8
Beaumé: 12.8°
Alcohol: 13%

92 Points - "I'm hard pressed to think of any region in the world with more intensity of flavor to its chardonnay than the sub-alpine, granitic screes of Beechworth. Peach syrup, cardamon pod, ginger candy and rice pudding, enveloped by a gentle cuddle of oak and underlined by a pungent mineral underbelly. This is merely the mid-weighted opening act, looser knit and ready to please. An intro to the more stunning tiers above. Drink or hold." - Ned Goodwin MW (James Suckling)

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