FARM to TABLE 2020 Chardonnay
Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria, Australia
The Fowles family is very committed to ethical and sustainable viticultural practices, as well as hunting and living off the 800 acre expanse they occupy in this remote region, Matt Fowles launched the Farm to Table range of wines to help promote this deep connection to the land.
All of the fruit is sourced from Fowles estate vineyards in the super cool-climate Strathbogie Ranges of Central Victoria at an elevation of over 1600 feet. The Chardonnay was harvested during the cool of the evening to ensure fruit temperature is low to preserve primary fruit flavors.
Vintage Comments: 2020 was a warm vintage with low yields. This meant that fruit quality was excellent, and we were able to harvest early to maintain natural acidity.
A significant portion of this wine was matured in French oak puncheons which are normally reserved for only our finest wines. The low yields creating a small blend of this wine means the percentage coming from stainless steel tanks is relatively small.
PH 3.5 T/A 6.5 g/L Alc 13.6%
91 points – James Suckling