Main Divide Chardonnay 2020


A bigger Chardonnay without the bigger price.

"Settled weather over flowering provided a healthy fruit set, which was then thinned back to desired levels. The ensuing summer was dry with very little rain, resulting in perfectly ripened small berries full of intense flavour and concentration. Thankfully, our harvest was able to proceed during the C-19 lockdown, and an unbroken autumn full of warm days meant each variety was picked at its optimum maturity.

It is bright lemon in colour, with an unfolding bouquet full of grapefruit and citrus blossom, giving way to crushed almonds, flint and smoky suggestions. A hint of struck match adds to the allure. The wine is succulent and rounded on the palate, with refreshing acidity that adds vibrancy and balance, prolonging the finish." Winery

"Aromas of toasty barrel with vanilla and brazil nut, roasted stone fruits and baked apple, citrus and brown baking spices. Full-bodied, creamy textured, youthful and delicious. A lovely example with just enough power and intensity, acidity and core of fruits to present a balanced and well made with flavours of oak and lees, baking spices and toasty wood on the finish. Best drinking from 2022 through 2026+." Rated Excellent & 93/100 Cameron Douglas MS, August 2021

Excellent Cameron Douglas MS