2021 Avani Issan Chardonnay 750Ml BottleRegular price $80.00 Sale price $69.00
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Whole bunch pressed, spontaneously fermented in old French oak, aged for 11 months in old barrels. Some lees stirring for texture and no malo. "In Gippsland, cool conditions and well-timed rainfall made for a vintage plentiful in both quality and quantity. Chardonnay was a standout, thanks to unusually high acid levels." - Tyson Stelzer, 2021 Vintage Report, The Wine Front "From Gippsland, an excursion for this great Mornington Peninsula producer. Nutty, saline, succulent, appley. There’s four words I like in chardonnay in a row. So very savoury, almost elements of gentle Jura here, or at least a distinct lean into the nuttiness and non-fruit characters of the place. Briny finish is beautiful, upfront more fruit character but geez, doesn’t salted nuts get in the mix and a swish of nougat lends some personality. It feels potent but cool, lively and textural – a treat all up, and a fantastic and distinct expression." 96pts! - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front