2021 Tyrrell’s Belford Chardonnay15093
WINEMAKER: Chris Tyrrell
REGION: Hunter Valley, NSW
Planted in 1991, the soil of the dry grown Belford vineyard is light and sandy – the consistency of talcum powder – for the top 50 centimetres. It is the northern-most of the Tyrrell’s Hunter Valley vineyards. A rich, complex nose of fruit, oak and a slight solids character. A powerful palate with the fruit characters being balanced well with the oak and mid-palate grainy texture. The wine finishes with a soft, refreshing acid profile, a benefit of no malolactic fermentation.
An iconic estate dating back to the mid-19th century, Tyrrell's is home to some of the oldest vines in the world. More traditional than most producers you'll find here, however truly dynamic and progressive with fifth-generation winemaker Chris Tyrrell at the helm.