Tokar Estate

2022 ‘Coldstream Vineyard’ Chardonnay



Our Chardonnay block was established in 2007 by grafting two acres of the gentle North facing Shiraz block (planted 1998) with the Chardonnay clone I10V1.  


The aim was to make a rich, yet fresh and age worthy Chardonnay. Fruit was hand picked and whole bunch pressed to tank. The cloudy juice was then transferred to French oak barrels (mostly 500L puncheons with one new 300L hogshead) to ferment with wild yeasts. To keep the wine tight, malolactic fermentation was discouraged with this wine. The wine remained in barrel for nine months before being blended in tank for a further three months ageing on lees before bottling.

Sensory Analysis

The wine has a slight green tinge to the pale gold colour that hints at the wine’s vibrancy. A cloud of apple pie, cinnamon and white peach aromas lift from the glass. The palate has impressive balance, being full flavoured yet elegant and shows flavours of grilled cashews, nectarine and white chocolate. There’s an acid backbone that gives the wine a long, limey finish. This wine has been released whilst tightly wound (and delicious) in its youth, it will evolve over the next 10+ years and develop further layers of complexity.

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