Stoney Rise - 2019 Holyman Chardonnay
Stoney Rise is a small winery in Tasmania's Tamar Valley that has a huge reputation.
Winemaker Joe Holyman and his wife Lou purchased the property in 2004, a picturesque site planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay planted in 1986. It was an a-ha moment for them both, having extensive backgrounds in everything wine, but it wasn't until they saw the site in the Tamar that they knew they were destined to make the stuff. They are the keepers of Tasmanian Burgundy, mineral rich, rippling Chardonnays and plush, fruited Pinots. 2019 was a ripper growing season in Tasmania, and the wine reflects as such. Driven with a grapefruit like acidity, it is dancy, but in a subtle, slow dance kind of way. Almond skin, lemon jube, lime leaf. A very pleasant wine to drink now but will be stunning with a couple of years on it.
Varietal Chardonnay || Region Tamar Valley, Tasmania || ABV 12.5% || Vol 750ml