Current Vintage: 2019
Vintage may vary during the year. If you are looking for a specific vintage, please get in touch.
Only the second vintage under Kaspar Hermann, 2019 provided Toolangi with wonderfully balanced Chardonnay fruit with concentration of flavour and exceptional natural acidity. The fruit was hand-harvested from Toolangi's 18-year-old plantings (on A, B and G Blocks), crushed and pressed with full solids straight to oak (10% new). No malo was allowed, and the wine spent ten months on lees in barrel before bottling.
The Yarra Valley is Australian cool climate wine. Sophisticated pinot noir and chardonnay take pride of place here accounting for approximately 70% of all wine produced, but the great new world Syrah being produced in this region is exciting and absolutely something to watch.
The distinct upper and lower subregions and plethora of microclimates in the Yarra Valley mean that the region produces a diverse range of styles - a pinot from the warmer climate Lower Yarra Valley will be different from a pinot from the higher altitude, cooler temperature Upper Yarra.
"18yo vines, clones I10V3 and Mendoza, hand-picked, crushed and pressed with juice solids to French puncheons (10% new), no mlf, 10 months on lees. Has unexpected drive and intensity of pink grapefruit flavour." 95 points, Winecompanion.com.au