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Clarnette & Ludvigsen Le Grampian Chardonnay
$46.90

This superb Chardonnay has been aged on lees for 10 months in new and 1 year old French Oak Puncheons. It has allowed for more slow uptake of Oak and couple with lees contact revealsÊ a superb Melon and Lemon Curd sensation.

GC Wine Concierge Wine Points Rating: 93

2022 Halliday Wine Companion Wine Points: 92

  • Vintage2020
  • Wine TypeWhite
  • Grape VarietyChardonnay
  • RegionGrampians
  • StateVic
  • CountryAustralia
  • Bottle Size750ml
  • Wine MakerLeigh Clarnette
  • Alcohol14%
  • Standard Drinks8.6
  • Closure TypeScrew Cap
  • Wine SweetnessDry
  • Body StyleMedium Bodied
  • Food Pairing IdeasBest paired with chicken
  • Plumm Glass RecommendationNo 3
  • DecantNo
  • Cellaring PotentialNo
  • Optimal Serving Temperature6 to 8

Halliday Winery Review

Winemaker Leigh Clarnette and viticulturist Kym LudvigsenÕs career paths crossed in late 1993 when both were working for Seppelt; Kym with a 14ha vineyard in the heart of the Grampians, all but 1ha of chardonnay, 0.5ha of viognier and 0.25ha of riesling planted to rare clones of shiraz, sourced from old plantings in the Great Western area. They met again in 2005 when both were employed by Taltarni. The premature death of Kym in Õ13 was widely reported, in no small measure due to his (unpaid) service on wine industry bodies. With next generations on both sides, the plans are to continue the business.

2022 Halliday Wine Companion Winery Star Rating: 5 stars