2022 Mandala 'The Compass' ChardonnayRegular price$48.00 Sale price
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Chardonnay is an iconic Yarra Valley varietal, and Charles and his team have worked passionately to do the reputation justice with his Chardonnay wines.
Classic, balanced, and truly Yarra Valley, this wine is named after the emblem of a Compass, meaning "four points lead to home". Charles has symbolised the four points in his Mandala to his four children who always centre him and guide him home.
Fresh and perfumed. Butterscotch and honey, flinty oyster shell, mandarin and peach. A vibrant, youthful palate centres on a delicious, mouthwatering acidity. Citrus and saline drive mesh with subtle peach and lemon zest. Almond and brioche combine in a syrupy, mouthcoating dance on the palate leading to a lingering savoury citrus finish.
Selected from our strongest performing chardonnay of the 2022 vintage. 100% lovingly hand-harvested, whole bunch pressed and fermented in French oak barrels on full solids. Natural and selected yeast strains were selected for alcoholic ferment. Matured for nine months in 40% new French oak before blending and bottling.
95 Points - Gold - Philip Rich - Halliday Wine Companion 2024
"From a single vineyard in Dixons Creek, matured for nine months in French oak (40% new). Brightly coloured, this is immediately appealing and perfumed with aromas of ripe apricots, honeysuckle and just a whiff of fresh vanilla bean from the oak, which is already nicely integrated. There's good volume and vibrancy on the palate, a fine vein of acidity running through the wine before finishing chalky and long."
Meal Pairing Suggestions
V: Fresh basil pesto pasta shells with pine nuts