2020 Home Block Chardonnay


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Yarra Valley


Home Block




The nose displays soft melon and mineral tones. Citrus characters when fridge temperature, but once warmed to the recommended 10-12 degrees, this wine delivers lychee and guava, with the citrus remaining as a more subtle background character. On the mid palate, there is a slight tart mineral character, yet balanced by the softness from the malolactic fermentation. Using only French oak with approximately 20% new, there is a lovely woody influence that does not overpower the fresh fruit characters, but rather helps balance into a lovely easy drinking Chardonnay. Enjoyed on its own all year round or accompanying a vast number of foods from vegetable dishes, seafood and chicken through to cheese and cold meats.


100% handpicked on 25th March 2020. Whole bunch pressed using a half-ton hydraulic basket press, with overnight juice settling. Inoculated and matured in 20% new oak. Matured on full ferment lees for 10 months. Bottled 01 Feb 2021. Unfined and unfiltered.

Home Block

Steels Gate Vineyard, Chardonnay block. Situated at 230m above sea level, the Chardonnay was planted in the early 1980’s on an undulating, south-west facing slope on friable grey loam soils. Completely unirrigated and hand nurtured. Surrounded by National Park.



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7.1 Std drinks Vegan Friendly



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Steels Gate Home Block Vineyard
Situated at 230m above sea level was planted in the late 1970’s on an undulating slope on friable grey loam soils. Completely non irrigated and hand nurtured, surrounded by National Park. The vines are cared for by hand and the grapes carefully hand picked at the perfect harvest time. This 6+ acres comprises of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes.
Steels Gate Melba Block Vineyard
Situated at 150m above sea level was planted in the early 1980s. Similar to the Homeblock, the Melba vines are all cared for by hand, 100% cane pruned to ensure best quality fruit is grown and hand harvested.
Nagambie Vineyard
Nagambie Vineyard is a partnership with a family estate located in the picturesque Nagambie region. Still cool climate, this region produces lovely medium bodies reds and some lovely Rieslings and other similar white varieties.
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