This vineyard is planted in the middle of the famous Mt Panorama racetrack, on Mountain Straight, to be exact. Owners Theo and Diane Stamatopoulos decided in 1996 to change their fruit orchard over to vines.
- NSW - Hunter Valley
- New South Wales
Recommended "The rich peachy aromas and flavours have a lot of appeal, and the oak imparts a touch of dryness to the finish." Winewise (Australia), December 2008
Winery Tasting Notes
Good colour with yellow/green tints dominating.
A wine with many outstanding features, but the aromas are most interesting. Wild ferment characters and grilled nuts. Tropical fruit, mango and rockmelon aromas give a strong fruit background.
Rich flavours and textured palate. Up front bran-meal and tropical fruit.
Will improve but mainly over the medium term.
The wine was fermented in 80% new French oak and 20% one year old, from a variety of cooperages. Good glycerol weight gives richness. Being a cool region the high natural acid gives a frame for the generously flavoured palate. An impressive Single Vineyard Chardonnay made with a definitive hands-off approach to winemaking.