Shy Susan Chardonnay
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Best New Winery of the Year | James Halliday Wine Companion 2020
Current Vintage: 2018
After working with Tasmanian fruit for nearly two decades, Glenn James with his wife, Jo Marsh, have released a range of truly unique wines from some of Tasmania’s most exciting vineyards. Glenn's role as Chief Winemaker for Winemaking Tasmania comes with some pretty good perks, not least of which is the ability to year-on-year, see which vineyards are producing the best fruit. This access has given Glenn and Jo the ability to pick and choose from the 'best of the best', and attack the Shy Susan project with a no-compromise approach. Select small parcels of fruit are crafted to reflect variety, vineyard and the stylistic approach forged from Glenn’s skill and experience.
Tasmania needs little introduction. It is a diverse cultural hub that attracts people from all walks of life. It hosts some of the weirdest and wackiest events - the Dark Mofo Nude Solstice Swim … anyone!? - and is home to some of the finest restaurants, museums and galleries in the country.
The cool climate wine produced in the region is simply delicious. Vintages can be patchy when there is a lot of rain, however, the moderate rain/warmth can favour the Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Rieslings, and the warm dry years favour the Pinot Noir.