From the man at the helm of the Sacred Hill Wines. Tony has now started his own label and he will be producing only Chardonnay. The wine is clearly aimed at the 'old school' style of Chardonnay, exemplified best by his top Skeetfield label. But Tony's expertise allows the wines to remain elegant and refined, even while they are while big, bold and buttery. Experimentation in style and technique is meanwhile producing results in new styles such as his remakable, un-oaked Golden Egg Chardonnay.
What The Critics Say
96/100 Bob Campbell MW
"Grapes from Skeetfield vineyard were fermented in a large egg-shaped vessel made of Taransaud French oak and christened Ovum. The result is an impressively seamless and quite concentrated chardonnay with apple, white peach, ginger, and subtle oak flavours. 14 JUN 2020." Drink 2020 - 2025
97/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim
"Ethereal and engaging, this stunning chardonnay shows white flesh nectarine, rockmelon, lemon pith and nougat characters on the nose with nuances of cedar and spice. It's magnificently concentrated on the palate, exhibiting exceptional depth and focus combined with creamy mouthfeel and perfectly pitched acidity."
5 Stars Michael Cooper
"This powerful, distinctive wine is made in an "ovum" – an egg-shaped, French oak barrel
which creates unique convection currents, keeping the wine's yeast lees in suspension.
Harvested from mature vines in the Skeetfield Vineyard, at Fernhill, it is fermented with
indigenous yeasts, and bottled unfined and unfiltered. The second 2018 vintage (5*) is a
bright, light yellow/green, sturdy, rich wine, with notably concentrated stonefruit flavours,
finely poised acidity, and highly impressive complexity and harmony. Well worth cellaring,
it's already delicious."
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