WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    100% Chardonnay
  • ALCOHOL
    12.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

91pts Wine Spectator Distinctive, with honey-drenched melon, floral and passionfruit accents that add a succulent side, but the core is crisp and clean, with refreshing acidity, the floral notes lingering on the finish. Drink now through 2029.


Planted in 2000 in the Coal River Valley in Southern Tasmania, Nocton Vineyard sits on ancient layered soils of Jurassic black cracking clays over limestone. In only 40 years, this area has become firmly established as one of Australia’s prestige cool climate wine regions and Nocton, as one of the most significant vineyard sites in the valley, is proud to be a part of that tradition.

TASTING NOTES 

From the Winery 2018 will probably go down as being a very generous year for Pinot Noir as most years in Tasmania tend to be judged relative to our most important variety. However, I feel confident in saying that the true stars of the vintage were whites and, in particular, Chardonnay. While there is still the vibrancy of Tasmanian acidity and the lush Nocton mouth feel, there is an added breadth and complexity on the palate; a slightly earthy nuttiness, which lifts this wine above previous years.

THE STORY TO KNOW

Nocton Vineyard produces its own wines from mature vines that are carefully hand-pruned to ensure balanced yields and then left to do what they do best – provide fruit for wines of exceptional elegance that reflect the provenance of the Coal River Valley, the heart of Tasmania's most prestigous cool, climate region.