As with all Payten and Jones wines, this Chardonnay is certainly an expression of site, variety and the two pairs of hands behind the label.
The fruit is harvested by hand from their Tarrawarra vineyard. A slight cloudy appearance which delivers some sweaty funk, nougat, biscuity and underripe peach aromas. A flavoursome palate which is not too dense yet throws out generous lashings of fruit. Some oxidative handling and wild ferment elements add another dimension.
A soft finish to a mighty easy drinking drop. Pour me another glass!
Who: Payten & Jones
What: Chardonnay (12.5% alc)
Where: Yarra Valley