Don't be fooled by the delicate colour, this is a Chardonnay expression that's full of fantastic texture, nervy acidity and a creamy, complex finish. Think crunchy orchard fruit, honeycomb and pear with a citrus kick that ties everything together. A real testament to the ethos of modern Australian winemaking, where finesse and elegance are championed over bolder, oaked flavour.
"What drives me every day is the connection with place and its interpretation through winemaking. Learning from the past, being in the present and fostering excitement for the future to create expressive wines with balance, harmony and longevity." - Ben Haines
Ben Haines is part of a new generation of winemakers, making fresher, more terroir drive wines in Australia's Yarra Valley. He aims to make wines that express 'the vineyard in a glass', shining a light on the patchwork of different vineyard expressions in this unique growing region. These are approachable, energetic wines that are far removed from the heavy Australian wines of the past.