2018 Chardonnay


Clone: Bernard selection 76 own rooted –
Vines planted in 2014.

Sourced solely from Lonestar Creek Vineyard, Upper Yarra Valley. C Block is yellow duplex soil.

Fruit picked on 2 March, 2018


Winemaker: Franco D’Anna

Total crush: 108 dozen – Crushed, pressed and cooled at receival, barrel primary and random natural malolactic fermentation.

Maturation: nine months on lees in new (18%) used French Barrique (225l)
Cold stabilised, filtered and bottled 5 December, 2018.
Contains sulphites

Lone Start Creek Wines Chardonnay

Tasting Notes

Brilliant pale straw in colour, this wine is an elegant expression of regional cool climate character with aromas of white peach and melon complemented by vanilla from the new oak.  

A medium weight in the mouth with ripe fruit which broadens with a touch of malo character. Grip from crisp acidity, gives the wine drive along the palate. Great length and a clean finish.

Perfect with oysters, terrines, and seafoods and creamy chicken pie.

The Wine Front 93+ points:

“Talk about value for money. This is quite excellent. Tense, long, a little tart perhaps but so well honed. Built to be cellared, arguably. Honeysuckle, chalk, lemon, nectarine and white peach characters with smoky/creamy oak as an afterthought. It’s one of those where you a) love it and then b) wonder if there’s quite enough flesh on the palate, and then c) know that a few years in a cool, dark place will be richly rewarded.”

Vegan friendly: no animal products used

12.5% alc/vol; Approx. 7.4 standard drinks


Bronze – Langtons Yarra Valley Wine Show 2019

Bronze – Australian Single Vineyard Wine Show 2019