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Salo Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2022


From the early 2000s-planted Full Moon vineyard in the Upper Yarra. Natural fermentation on full solids, and no lees stirring or mlf. At Salo, Dave Mackintosh and Steve Flamsteed only make one Yarra wine, and the 2022 is another ripper. From a low-yielding vintage, this is slightly more powerful than the 2021 and here you’ll find aromas of white nectarines, lemon oil and spice with some marine scents. Intense and richly textured on the palate and balanced by the wine’s vibrant acidity and a touch of grip on the finish. By the time this is released in August 2023, this should be singing. 96 Points James Halliday Wine Companion


The Full Moon vineyard and Chardonnay are perfect allies. When the right soil is married to the right grape, really cool things happen. This partnership can transcend all challenges and shines well above human interference. Our 2022 Salo Chardonnay celebrates this. This is our ninth year working with Simon Harte at the Full Moon Vineyard up in the Southern Hills of the Upper Yarra Valley. Simon tends old vines grown on chocolate, red coloured volcanic soils on a gentle west facing slope in Gladysdale. The mild season avoided major heat spikes and produced healthy canopies and strong vines that ripened plentiful fruit. Very slow, even ripening allowed the grapes to retain subtle, fresh flavours and remarkable acids. The resulting wines are pure, pretty and complex and will age incredibly well. An exceptional vintage. Winemaker’s Notes


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