Chardonnay is one of the world’s most popular grape varieties; originally from France’s Burgundy region, today it is planted almost anywhere that wine is produced. Chardonnay has a relatively neutral flavour profile, which allows winemakers to use a variety of skills and techniques to create a wide range of styles from taut and linear to rich and buttery.
“Medium bodied, creamy cashew and juicy white fruits, flinty struck match complexity, and a red grapefruit and toasty finish of good length. Ready to go now, I’d say.” Gary Walsh
Item Code: ITM6833
This wine is all about fruit purity and elegance. Although barrel-fermented, and matured on lees, the oak is a background note, adding complexity and texture. The palate is crisp and textural, long and refined with wonderfully balanced acidity and a hint of salinity on the finish. Excellent.
Item Code: ITM22131
"Light, bright yellow colour with a very fresh, refined, intense, restrained but complex bouquet, which doesn't rely on oak or artifact for its detail. The wine is fruit-led and quietly intense, with lovely refinement and subtle depths. There are understated nuances here, which will only become more interesting with a little more time. Lots of lemon and other citrus nuances. A lovely wine which I'd like to drink now, but it has potential to improve further. This is outstanding value." Huon Hooke
Item Code: ITM18748
The wine displays cool climate Chardonnay characteristics of citrus fruits and white peach with delicate floral notes while the oak maturation and lees stirring imparts a very clean but complex finish. This wine delivers incredible length and lingers on the pallet with crisp natural acidity
Item Code: ITM25254
The nose has lifted peach and lemon aromas with hints of nutty oak and buttered toast. The palate is fresh and lively with citrus flavours and a savoury cashew nut complexity. Rich and mouth-filling with a satisfying structure balanced by soft acidity. Stonefruit flavours run through the palate to a lingering and generous finish.
Item Code: ITM22425
Bright floral aroams with hints of flint and smoke. The palate is layered with flavours of grapefruit, fig, lemon sherbet, quince and green apple. The textural mouthfeel is balanced by natural acidity and leads to a long finish.
Item Code: ITM19725
A big, bold Chardonnay with plenty of oaky character up front. Toasty, burnt-butter aromas on the nose, with marzipan spice and butterscotch hints. The ripe and creamy palate is balanced by green apple acidity supported by more vanillin oak. Long and concentrated finish. Highly Recommended.
Item Code: ITM22353
Fragrant aromas of stonefruit, citrus and white florals, which continue onto the lively palate and combine with subtle vanilla and honey notes for a textural mouthfeel. Good natural acidity and minerality provide balance and length. A charming wine.
Item Code: ITM15443
“Effortless to taste, yet there are so many layers to this: creamed honey,
lemon curd, ginger fluff cake, all manner of stone fruit and their skins plus a refined texture. There’s almost an overload of flavour but then the sparky acidity tucks in everything neatly.” Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM7776
A savoury nose of struck match and gun flint, coupled with a nutty, nougat oakiness. This is a big, bold Chardonnay, with a creamy/buttery palate, finishing with honeyed nut notes and lashings of vanillin oak. Recommended.
Item Code: ITM22122
“Fighting Gully Road is a winery to watch over the next few years. Winemaking is on another level with their wines scoring higher than any
other range we have seen this year. This Chardonnay was the highest scoring wine through a number of tasting panels.” Johan Axlund, Wine Buyer
Item Code: ITM6580
This wine displays flavors of green apple, orange zest and apple pie, complemented by notes of butter and toast. The rich, nutty flavors in this chardonnay lead to a silky finish and a plush mouthfeel.
Item Code: ITM7693
It has an intense bouquet of honey and verbena, rich in minerals and with a very sustained flavour. It has great flinty typicity and clear green-gold colour, subtle and elegant with plenty of power.
Item Code: ITM6957
On the nose, it is firstly full of flowers then it goes on to reveal its fruity aromas with sweet, suave notes. The taste is very powerful, with a pronounced minerally character that enhances the fruit and fine vegetal flavours. Its mellowness harmonizes perfectly with its vivacity on a solid structure that illustrates perfectly the special nature of the wine.
Item Code: ITM6956
Lifted nose of nectarine, citrus, cashew with hints of flinty oak. The palate is ripe and textural with stonefruit and citrus characters interwoven with subtle toasty oak. Firm, fresh natural acidity provide backbone and length. An elegant Chardonnay with finesse and regional expression.
Item Code: ITM15424
"Light, bright yellow hue with a mineral, almost Chablis-like aroma, the palate likewise crisp and lean, more stony mineral than fruity, the finish cleansing and dry and appetising. A very refined, delicate but intense wine of great fruit purity." Huon Hooke
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Item Code: ITM14471
Pale straw in colour with a delicate, tight minerally nose that opens beautifully to reveal lovely aromas of white peach. The palate is surprisingly full-bodied, fresh and rich yet crunchy, while the finish is quite textural and long, with an appealing acid line. A wine that will age gracefully and evolve into a Meursault-style Chardonnay.
Item Code: 30065
Pale straw yellow in colour with complex aromas of citrus and stone fruit with light toasty notes. Time in French oak has created a plush, creamy palate that is both rich and mouth-filling. The zesty acid forms a balanced framework for the wine, which finishes with an elegant, long farewell.
Item Code: ITM3569
A mature, praline nose with apple notes and leesy characters. The palate is savoury and fresh, with plenty of vibrant acidity, despite its years. Its a well-rounded wine, with plenty of layers, and a long, lingering finish. Excellent.
Item Code: ITM21765
"The 'lucky' 7th vintage, whole-bunch pressed, fermented in French barriques (50% new), 100% mlf, matured for 18 months. The brilliant straw-green hue says there's something special here, for it's incredibly detailed, precise and balanced, the three spears of perfect varietal fruit, high quality oak and acidity all unsheathed, but not required to be thrown. Only 88 dozen made." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM19719
Halliday's Top 100 Wines 2018
"Parisian almond, lemon rind, grapefruit juice, faint wet slate notes. Saline tang to acidity, some light creaminess of savoury nuttiness though the mainstay is a core of blisteringly fresh tart fruit flavour underlying. Incredible velocity and freshness, character, complexity, nerviness. Beautiful, super thing." Mike Bennie
Item Code: ITM14495
"Ripe apple, lemon curd, scents of faint, wet stones. Palate is ample, juicy, almost fleshy but for the licks of minerally tartness of acidity. Has some white chocolate notes, almost the texture of just melted chocolate bar, soft and long, stains the palate gently, the finish perky and fresh. It’s one of those lip-licking, moreish chardonnays, and will be hard to put down. Yep." Mike Bennie
Item Code: ITM14496
A blend of the best Chardonnay fruit from the 2014 vintage. The fruit was whole bunch pressed and transferred to barrel for full wild fermentation (50% on new oak). The result is a refined wine with tremendous complexity. The nose displays aromas of citrus, apricot and white peach, while the palate shows spicy oak nuances and a wave of minerality.
Item Code: ITM4687
“Its quality is bell clear. It’s almost rich, almost elegant, not especially
complex but not simple either. Oak and fruit form a happy marriage before
striding out to a refreshing, confident finish. It’s a beautiful chardonnay.” Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM15545
“Very light colour. A shy, reserved and youthfully straightforward minerally
bouquet, which is nevertheless clean and fresh. The palate is also reserved and tight, also clean, intense and refined, with some nutty lees and oak subtleties, and a very long, intense aftertaste. Refined and pure. A lovely wine with a future.” Huon Hooke
Item Code: ITM22142