Chardonnay, Beechworth

Chardonnay is planted in almost every region in the world and makes a wide variety of wine styles from light-bodied, crisp and unoaked through to full-bodied, complex barrel matured versions. Chardonnay is an adaptable variety and can be grown in cool regions as well as warm areas. It is a productive, early budding and early ripening variety.

Chardonnay first came to Australia in the 1920s but didn’t find popularity until the 1970s. Grown all across the country the cool climate versions (like found in the Yarra Valley and Tasmania) tend to be lighter in body with higher acidity and more subtle flavours. Warm climate versions (found in Margaret River, Hunter Valley and the Adelaide Hills) tend to be more full-bodied with richer, riper fruit and bolder flavours.
With soils packed with minerals and a range of altitudes and terroir, Beechworth is situated on the continental side of the Victorian Alps, setting the scene for warm, sunny days as well as cool nights, which temper any heat and produce wine grapes with natural elegance.

Beechworth is home to some of the best Chardonnay produced in Australia, along with other cool-climate varietals like Pinot Noir. A focus on small-batch production lends a boutique air to Beechworth with winemakers being hands-on when it comes to every aspect of their vines and wines.
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  1. SAVATERRE 'FRERE CADET' CHARDONNAY 2018
    When rare parcels of particularly outstanding Beechworth grapes become available, winemaker Keppell Smith likes to create something unique and bottle it under Savaterre's 'Frere Cadet' (Younger Brother) label. The Frere Cadet range of wines evolved to be more accessible in ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    Ned Goodwin MW
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  2. SAVATERRE ESTATE CHARDONNAY 2018
    When rare parcels of particularly outstanding Beechworth grapes become available, winemaker Keppell Smith likes to create something unique and bottle it under Savaterre's 'Frere Cadet' (Younger Brother) label. The Frere Cadet range of wines evolved to be more accessible in ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    Ned Goodwin MW
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