Wine Code Breaker #353

2017 Golden Ball ‘là-bas’ Chardonnay, Beechworth, Victoria 

A rural property located near the gold mining town of Beechworth is named Golden Ball.  As the story goes, it was named after the original settler’s favourite hotel in London (c1850s).  Golden Ball is also the name given to the granite that dominates the region.  The granite shapes the region and informs the soils that have evolved over the eons.  As a vineyard, Golden Ball was established in the 1990s and has some of the oldest Chardonnay vines in the region.  These vines are well and truly in their prime and a golden treasure for us to behold.

The 2017 ‘là-bas’ Chardonnay from Golden Ball in Beechworth, Victoria is by no surprise a bright golden-coloured wine.  The nose showcases fresh white peach and white blossoms, with citrus freshness and a pinch of oatmeal.  The palate is tightly balanced with the white peach, grapefruit and oatmeal working in unison.  Lees adds creaminess to the flavours and texture that is balanced by crisp acidity, delivering a gold medal lingering finish in your favourite hotel.


Rating94 pts
DrinkNow; 3-10 yrs
TastedDecember 2020

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