"A nourishing drink across a patina of freshness and texture." Rating: 91. Ned Goodwin. James Haliday Wine Companion
"A loose knit chardonnay firmly in the minimalist camp: cheese cloth, chamomile and bitter almond mesh with gentle stone fruit allusions. A nourishing drink across a patina of freshness and texture." Rating: 91. Ned Goodwin. James Haliday Wine Companion.
Blended from a range of clones and soil types from vineyards in the Moorabool Valley, this wine reflects the divers e complexity of our site’s varying aspects and soils. Hand-picked fruit from across our estate vineyard, this selection of whole bunch pressed fruit was matured in oak prior to blending and bottling in December 2018. Bright light straw colour, citrus and attractive light tropical aromas. The palate is vibrant and rich with creamy complexity and primary citrus and stone fruits.
About the Winery
Clyde Park Vineyard was established in 1979 by none other than Gary Farr of Bannockburn / Br Farr fame. Under the current owners, Sue Dixon and Terry Jongebloed, further plantings since have increased the vineyard to 35 acres, expanding the Chardonnay and adding Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris. In all 7 clones of Pinot Noir, 6 clones of Chardonnay, 2 clones of Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc and a sole clone of Pinot Gris.
The site consists of undulating north easterly slopes. The soil varies from silt/clay to sandy loam with basalt over a limestone base. Plantings on the north easterly slope provide exposure to sunlight, whilst the river flat area offers warmth and wind protection.