Stefano Lubiana Estate Chardonnay 2019

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About This Wine

100% estate grown, single vineyard Chardonnay. The fruit is hand-picked and sorted by hand on a vibrating table. Wild yeast ferment, with 8-10 months in in new & old French oak barrels.

Steve and Monique Lubiana view this as the most layered and complex of the three Chardonnays they make. The ‘Estate’ is a classic example of a robust but beautifully balanced cool-climate wine. It has all the elements of a great Chardonnay present - fruit, oak, acid, creamy texture and complexity, but no element overpowers the other. A wonderful wine to enjoy now, or watch it grow and develop over the years in the bottle.

Type White Wine
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Country Australia
Region Tasmania
Brand Stefano Lubiana
Vintage 2017

Tasmanian Wine

The Tasmanian wine region is a cool climate region, the most southerly of all wine regions in Australia. Due to the lower temperatures, the area grows primarily Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, with smaller plantings of Riesling, Pinot Gris and Cabernet Sauvignon.

“Having been to many wine tastings over the years, I can definitely say from a personal standpoint that Tasmanian Chardonnay and Pinot noir are always ones I look forward to trying if they are on the menu. They are almost always high calibre wines that can easily compete against what the rest of the world has to offer in these varietals.” Jason C. – World Wine.

While Tasmania makes great still wines, the exceptional Chardonnay and Pinot Noir also make for excellent sparkling wines.

More recent vintages since 2005 have been positively impacted by the effects of global warming. With slightly higher temperatures the grapes are ensured to ripen fully and produce more vibrant wine.

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