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Halliday Wine Companion Rates Our Equilibrio Chardonnay

Halliday Wine Companion Rates Our Equilibrio Chardonnay

We aim to highlight the excellence of select barrels, clonal varieties, and the integration of new oak in crafting our Equilibrio Chardonnay range, showcasing the unique potential of each vintage. While some might label it as Reserve, we prefer to call it Equilibrio, emphasizing the importance of balance and harmony in creating exceptional wines.

Among the various clones, we particularly favor the Mendoza clone for Equilibrio due to its combination of vibrant acidity and abundant fruit characteristics, notably its hen and chicken (small and large) berries. Fermented and aged in premium, tightly grained oak barrels, the wine develops a luxurious and seamlessly integrated oak profile, complemented by refreshing notes of citrus and nectarine creaminess.

Our 2022 Equilibrio Chardonnay exemplifies this philosophy, as attested by our recent accolade of 95 points from Philip Rich of the Halliday Wine Companion (subscription required for review access). According to Philip’s review, this wine, entirely sourced from the Mendoza clone and matured in 25% new oak, exhibits a striking green-gold hue and a complex bouquet of stone fruits, orange blossom, acacia honey, and toasted nuts. On the palate, it offers a saline, chalky texture with remarkable length, promising further evolution and refinement over the next year.

Experience the excellence of this wine firsthand at one of our Premium Wine Tastings, where you can also sample our other acclaimed Equilibrio wines. Alternatively, visit our cellar door to purchase a bottle, or shop online while stocks last!