Allevare is the latest addition to our Australian portfolio and is run by partners Lucy and Alysha, who are based in Gippsland, Victoria. Lucy has a Masters of Oenology and Viticulture, and has done vintages across France, Chile and Australia, and Alysha, with a background in floristry, has joined her in business and also works for William Downie Wines. Together, they run Allevare wines, meaning 'to raise or nurture', where they are making wines with organic fruit sourced from vineyards across Victoria.
This Chardonnay is from Coombe Farm in Yarra Valley. Organically grown, hand harvested, whole-bunch pressed into aged French oak barriques for wild fermentation and full malolactic fermentation too. Aged on lees for 9 months with minimal barrel stirring, this is a clean, floral, elegant Chardonnay with mid-palate weight, creaminess and a clean, refreshing acidity.
Organically grown, hand harvested, wild fermented, unadjusted, unfiltered, unfined. Minimal sulphites added at bottling.