Bellvale produces fine wine for the Australian and international markets from its boutique winery situated in cool-climate South Gippsland, Coastal Victoria.
- VIC - Other Victorian
Light straw-green; very well made, taking full advantage of the excellent vintage; the wine has layers of complexity, with grilled cashew/cream notes interwoven through ripe white peach and nectarine fruit; good line, length and balance. Rating 94 - Drink by 2020, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2014).
Interesting wine this. Be keen to know what my Chardonnay-in-arms man Mattinson things of it.
Wheaty, full flavoured, packed with honeyed figs, cashew, old orange rinds and stone fruit. Medium bodied, glossy feel, clear acidity draws it out and drives it along, and the finish is dry and almost flinty, though toffeed too. Rating 90 - Drink by 2014, Gary Walsh, winefront.com.au (SEP/2014).
Winery Tasting Notes
The wine displays crisp and tight structure, with a well defined balance between fruit - white peach and melon, with secondary characters and finely integrated spicy oak.
There is extraordinary length to the palate where rich concentration is balanced by the fine acidity, producing a delicious wine.