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McWilliam’s Single Vineyard Tumbarumba Chardonnay

With a philosophy to source top quality fruit from a single, meticulously managed vineyard, McWilliam’s Single Vineyard delivers distinctly elegant & balanced wines. The 2014 vintage of the McWilliam’s Single Vineyard Chardonnay was grown by Rob Parkes on his beautiful Glenburnie vineyard in the stunning Tumbarumba wine region. The cool aspect & rich volcanic soils produce a distinctly elegant, yet intense style of chardonnay.

“The Single Vineyard range is an exciting development for McWilliam’s winemaking. Being site specific they showcase individual quality and personality, delivering wines of nuance and detail. This enables our viticulture and winemaking teams to push the quality and learn more about the terroir of each vineyard.” Andrew Higgins – McWilliam’s Premium Winemaker.

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ALC/VOL : 13  %
COLOUR : Pale straw yellow
WINEMAKER : Andrew Higgins

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTION : Smoked trout paté with poppy seed crackers

PEAK DRINKING : Drinking well now but will reward medium cellaring through to 2025

REGION

Tumbarumba, NSW

AROMA

Expressive aromas of white nectarine, green apple and fig, with gun flint, cashew nut and spicy toasty oak

PALATE

Seamlessly structured, this single vineyard wine shows the distinctive features of the high altitude Glenburnie vineyard. Pristine, green citrus and melon fruit; on a backbone of crisp refreshing acidity and wonderful texture. A wine purity with intense length and flavour intensity.

PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS

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Campbell Mattinson
The Wine Front

This is a chardonnay. It’s sophisticated, it’s fruitful, it’s lengthy. It’s a crowd pleaser as a top end wine. Flint, stonefruit, oatmeal, citrus and woodsmoke. Sulphide characters whisper away as fennel and stonefruit belt out a hearty chorus. It both smells and tastes delicious in an entirely convincing, and satisfying, way.

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James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge 2016

Best of Tumbarumba Region

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James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge 2015

Best of Tumbarumba region

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James Halliday
Wine Companion 2018

Hand-picked, destemmed, open-fermented, matured in a mix of French hogsheads (35% new) and used barrels for 16 months. Bright straw-green; this wine is all about its striking natural acidity that in turn has kept the pH low. This is why its colour has barely changed, and from which the pink grapefruit, Meyer lemon and white peach draw their freshness. It's taken almost 3 years for the wine to achieve the balance it now has, and the waiting time has been done for you.