Derwent Calcaire Chardonnay 2019


Out of stock
Tasmania, Australia
94 points


Grown on a north -facing bank of the Derwent River this 29-year-old cool-climate vineyard is widely recognised for producing some of the best chardonnay fruit in Australia. The soils are permeable loams over Permian Lime originating from a 250-280M year old seabed. The vines are meticulously hand tended and yields are reduced by 50% to one bunch per shoot. Clones: I10V1, I10V5 and Penfolds.

The whole bunches go direct to the inert gas press. The juice flow from the press is ruthlessly cut with only the pristine juice from the middle of the press cycle going straight to New French oak. We allow natural yeast to carry out primary fermentation. During it’s time in oak no Sulphur is added. Lees stirred fortnightly for the time in oak. Malolactic fermentation happens in the spring on 100% of this wine. Filtered and bottled.

This wine represents the influence of our elevated subsoil calcium levels. Take pleasure in savoring each glass as it unfolds to reveal a distinct fruit profile, a refined acid structure, the presence of wild yeast, with harmoniously integrated French oak notes.


94 points
James Halliday

Sourced from a single Derwent Valley site planted to I10V1, I10V5 and Penfolds clones. Pale straw with aromas of white peach and citrus fruits cut with hints of crushed stone, soft spice, marzipan, almond blossom and clotted cream. The fruit is stretched taut across a minerally frame and presents with plenty of detail and precision with a long, lemony, vivid finish. Drink by 2031.


Screw cap
Serving Temp.
8-12 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2028
Food pairing
Raw fish, Lightly cooked shellfish - crab, prawns. Fish, Chicken, Pasta, Risotto.

Tasting Profile

Grapefruit, gun flint, washed rind cheese.
Grapefruit pith, citrus.

Derwent Calcaire Chardonnay 2019

Derwent Calcaire Chardonnay 2019
Out of stock

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