The Family Paddocks are the iconic heart of Levantine Hill. And we mean heart in every sense of the word.
The four wines that are created from the grapes grown on those blocks are all single vineyard wines, inspired by the Grand Cru wines of Burgundy and First Growths of Bordeaux. The Bordeaux blends use the same percentage of grape varieties as traditionally used in France.
Geographically a mirror image of Samantha’s Paddock, this block is located in the perfect spot to capture both the cool breeze blowing from the Great Dividing Range and the morning sun afforded by its east-facing orientation. Due to its elevation, angle and aspect, it is historically harvested much later than traditional Valley-floor Chardonnay.
It is our ode to the Grand Cru Montrachet of Burgundy. Pronounced characters of pear skin, marzipan, cashew and wild rice combine with a rich textural interplay of chalk and creaminess. This wine amplifies all of the subtle elements intrinsic to the make-up of our Estate Chardonnay and presents them in an “all dials set to eleven” riot of balanced natural acidity, rich varietal expression and voluminous persistent flavours.