Woodlawn Park Waverly Vineyard Chardonnay
Region: Waverly Vineyard, Northern Tas
Waverley is situated just to the east of Launceston, with a little bit of elevation, it is more influenced by the surrounding mountains, rather than the Tamar River.
This vineyard was planted in 2005, and we have farmed out ourselves since 2015. At the time, the owner had stepped away, and the vineyard was derelict. Naively, I went and knocked on the door of the owner, convincing him to let me take it on.
Five years later I was still sorting it out, and producing very light crops, but always super quality.
This has always been to pure fruited component of the Dog & Wolf, the site seems to hold its acidity, and the wines a lacy and bright with line and length.
Fermented in second use 500L puncheons, a touch of MLF, it spent 10 months in barrel before being transferred to tank to rest on light lees for a further 3 months.
2021 is the first release of this wine, 100% farmed, vinified & bottled by Woodlawn Park Wine.