97 Points - Gary Walsh | Limited Stocks
Stoney Rise is owned and operated by Joe and Lou Holyman who have established a reputation for making some of Tasmania's finest wines. The 2020 Holyman Chardonnay is a wine of elegance and structure; stone fruit and citrus dominate the nose, while the palate is mouth filling and textured - finishing with customary impressive length and intensity.
Another beautifully complex Tasmanian Chardonnay that is already attracting plenty of attention, our limited stocks of the 2020 Holyman Chardonnay will not last long.
"97 Points. Now has Lutruwita on the front label, which is a nice touch. Joe is on point. All class. Fine-boned and filigreed, tight, precise, but delivers flavour and abundant energy. There’s a little whiff of struck match, white peach, citrus, vanilla almond cream and cinnamon, maybe some green olive, with outstanding drive and length. Pure and wonderful. Love at first sip. Tasted: Sep21 12% alc. $60 Screwcap. Drink: 2022 - 2030"- Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.
"As usual, our 2020 Holyman Chardonnay was pressed straight into 100% new 500 litre French Oak puncheons for ferment and maturation. Nine months in oak before being racked and bottled. The 2020 season was the sort of growing season in lutruwita I remember as child (just without the Pandemic thing). It was warm and stable. The 2020 version of our Holyman Chardonnay is a powerful wine, but balanced by our natural acidity."- Joe Holyman, Stoney Rise Wines.
Stoney Rise Wine Company is located in the heart of the Tamar Valley in Northern Tasmania. It is a family run boutique winery owned by Joe and Lou Holyman.
In 2004 the Holymans returned to their native Tasmania with their sights set on growing and producing the best pinot noir and chardonnay they could. They purchased a vineyard in Tamar Valley, north of Launceston and set about doing just that.
At its highest point the vineyard is only 30 meters above sea level, with the lowest being less than 10 meters, and it is less than 1 kilometre from the Tamar River.
The Stoney Rise winemaking philosophy is to express the vintage; all of grapes are picked, not by analysis but by grape composition. It is all about the colour and structure of the seeds, the texture of the skins and the ripeness of the stalks.
Stoney Rise produce wines under two labels; 'Stoney Rise' and 'Holyman'. The Stoney Rise wine are made in an approachable style, while the Holyman wines generally utilise newer oak and a whole bunch component for Pinot Noir; making these wine that can be cellared for several years.
Not surprisingly Pinot Noir is the leading variety made at Stoney Rise, however their Chardonnay fast gaining a reputation as some of the leading cool-climate examples made anywhere in Australia.
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