2020 Chardonnay

Chardonnay Cheese and Grape Board

Victory Point Chardonnay

The chardonnay vineyard at Victory Point was planted in 2001 and has never been irrigated.
Approximately one third of the vineyard is planted with the Gin Gin clone and the remaining two thirds evenly spread between the Dijon clones 76, 95, 96 & 277.
Vintage Notes:
The region enjoyed an early start to the 2020 season, with warmer than average Spring temperatures evolving into the perfect summer growing conditions. Low disease pressure, timely flowering of the native Marri trees to keep the birds at bay and little to no rain meant that winemakers could literally “take their pick” when they wanted.

The fruit was hand-picked on the 7th March 2020 at between 11.3 and 12.3 Baume.


The grapes were whole-bunch pressed and briefly settled before going to barrel for 100% wild ferment. Any secondary fermentation was prevented. The wine was then matured on lees for ten months in 38% new French barriques with batonnage used to enhance texture. The 2020 vintage is 57% Gin Gin clone the balance a selection of Dijon clones 277, 76 and 95.

Tasting Notes

• Creamy lemon meringue, orange blossom and cashew on the nose
• Engaging aromatics of a flinty, smokey oak contribution
• Generous, plush palate with hints of nectarine
• A silky texture with orange citrus acidity
• The oak frames the wine without dominating