Shy Susan Chardonnay is made in tiny quantities of only the best parcels of fruit. The philosophy of Shy Susan Chardonnay is to make the purest expression of Tasmanian Chardonnay. The wine is always a blend of vineyards as each individual site brings different characteristics, creating a complex, layered wine. Fruit is hand picked and whole bunch pressed direct to barrel. We do not use any new oak as we feel this can overwhelm the delicate fruit expression, instead a careful selection of one year old and older barrels are used to create subtle, integrated oak characters that become part of the wine. The wine is matured in barrel without sulphur for up to 12 months, with occasional stirring. Sulphur is only added just prior to emptying and blending.
97 Points Halliday Wine Companion 2020 (James Halliday)
“Driven by its grapefruit and white peach fruit, oak acting to provide structure not flavour.”
96 Points The Winefront (Campbell Mattinson)
“Cedarwood, cream, melon, white peach. Milky chardonnay. Long chardonnay. Mellifluous chardonnay. Add these together and you have yourself a sensational wine. Laced with fennel, ever so gorgeously textured, a long sail of flavour to close. I took one sniff, one sip, and did not require any further convincing.”