It’s bloody hot here in Sydney today, and more like Riesling drinking weather than anything heavier/richer. These two sharply defined Yarra Chardies though have the zip and freshness that you need on a night like this, even if an ice cold ale is required for warmup.
Burton & McMahon is the collaborative label of Matt Burton (Gundog Estate) & Dylan McMahon (Seville Estate) that focuses upon premium, single vineyard Victorian Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. I reviewed the Pinot duo a little while back and now it’s the Chardonnay turn.
As ever, the fun here is to look at two wines that are treated the same and separated only by terroir.
Winemaking-wise we’re looking at handpicked fruit, whole bunch pressing direct to barrel with all solids, wild ferment in barrel, no malo and 10 months in 30% new French oak barrels.
Slick handling, swish wines. Maybe too swish – must love acidity – but I like the vitality and style.