Utzinger 2023 Chardonnay
Winery : Utzinger
Swiss winemaker Matthias Utzinger settled in Tasmania after meeting Tassie girl Lauren on his travels. Before planting in the Tamar Valley, Matthias worked for Stefano Lubiana at the then newly purchased Panorama vineyard in the Huon. Matthias also makes wine for other producers in the Tamar Valley, a testament to his reputation as a fine winemaker.
Winemaker notes: wild ferment in mostly seasoned oak, partial malo, seven months on full lees, gentle filtration.
Michele's notes: This is a beautifully oaked, not overdone, lusciously fruited wine. Roasted cashew, yellow peach, a little pithy citrus and perfect savouriness from the oak, balancing the pristine but tasty, textural fruit. Simply superb!