Dhillon Glenhope Chardonnay 2023 750ml

Glenhope Chardonnay

This is the second wine we have made from this nearly 30 year old Macedon Ranges vineyard. The Glenhope vineyard is planted at 450m above sea level on the granite soil at the northern end of the region. The wine is made in the same way we make Bindi Chardonnays; destemmed berries go into the press and the juice is taken straight from the tray into the barrels, around 30% of which are new small French oak. The fermentation occurs without yeast addition and the wine remains on all lees for ten months until just prior to bottling. The 2023 has a beautiful nose of lemon and citrus flowers, spice, fig and a touch of nectarine. The palate is full, fresh, harmonious, creamy and lingering. It has a lovely weight and ease. It will improve for at least three years and drink well beyond that.

- Michael Dhillon