2023 Home Block Chardonnay

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Yarra Valley


Home Block





The 2023 vintage of our Chardonnay reflects the unique climatic conditions of the year. A very wet winter and spring interrupted flowering, leading to a lower yield. However, the dry, not overly hot summer of February and March resulted in high-quality fruit with lovely natural acidity. Our 2023 Chardonnay is a gorgeous expression of the vintage. From the initial smell right through to the final sip, this wine oozes elegance and sophistication. It opens with captivating aromas of white stone fruit, honeysuckle, and citrus blossom, leading to a palate brimming with yellow peach, cashew, and a hint of lemon zest. These vibrant flavours are balanced by a silky, medium-bodied mouthfeel with refreshing acidity and a long, satisfying finish. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a meal, it promises to be a delightful addition to any occasion. It pairs wonderfully with lighter dishes such as grilled seafood, chicken salad, and creamy pasta. For a more casual pairing, try it with a cheese platter featuring mild to medium-aged cheeses.


100% handpicked on 21st March 2023. Whole bunch pressed using vacuum press, with overnight juice settling. Inoculated and matured in 20% new oak. Matured on full ferment lees for 11 months. Bottled 24 Jan 2024. 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.



Additional Notes

7.5 Std drinks Vegan Friendly


3.20 %

Titratable Acidity

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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