Region: Beechworth - Victoria
Winemaker: Adrian Rodda
Varietal(s): 100% Chardonnay
The Smiths Vineyard, one of the most historic in Beechworth, is now in the capable hands of Adrian Rodda. His Cabernet blend from this block is a thing of beauty, and no surprise, this Chardonnay is a ripper as well. At 550m ASL, this site produces fine, classic Chardonnay of dazzling purity. Rodda has gotten his ducks in a row this year.
The Chardonnay is arguably his best to date from this vineyard and is an exquisite example of Chardonnay from this Victorian region.
It's complex. It's refreshing. It's flavoursome. Everything just falls into place from the texture, the tight line of acidity to the sweetish stone fruit, lemon rind and spices. Oak is neatly integrated and the wine Immediately pleasing.