OUR VISION FOR THE WINE:
Vino Athlético is a racy and refreshing kind of Chardonnay that converts even those that say they don’t like this grape (who are these people?) and still appeals to the lovers as much as the haters – it’s been called a gateway wine.
Despite the fresh approach in the winery it should still announce itself as a wine with presence and character, clearly made from low yielding, high quality fruit - undeniably and deeply Chardonnay, albeit in a graceful, unadorned style.
- Pale straw/yellow colour, hint of gold
- Soft yellow fruits initially - peach and pear - and closes with grapefruit.
- Fleshy texture and mouthfeel with an uncluttered finish, a wine with no pretences, comfortable in its own skin. Bright and quaffable we’re proud to make a Chardonnay which is stripped back and pure yet is more than just a lean, neutral, early-picked dry white.
We felt we could use our wine athleticism to craft a wine that represented the region as a whole - a multi-site, multi-clone, multi-parcel blend with an array of techniques in the winery to show the full potential of Macedon and to steal some of the spotlight that other regions enjoy.
Total production: 226 dozen
This wine needs to be with raw and lighter plates: scallop or prawn crudo; ceviche; cauliflower pilaf.