Eldridge Estate Fumé Blanc 12pk 2020
Eldridge Estate is one of those unique, truly special places where a site and the guiding personalities are in perfect harmony. David Lloyd and his (late) wife, Wendy, purchased the property in 1995, and set about making wines of near incomparable commitment to their terroir in Red Hill, Mornington. Only 3ha under vine in a special sloping, enclosed valley – these are cool, elegant and unadorned wines. Eldridge Estate specialise in the local kings, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, but with a superb Gamay added – one of Australia’s finest.
2020 Eldridge Estate of Red Hill Single Vineyard Fume Blanc
Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, juice settled overnight, fermented and matured for four months in used French oak. Seriously good fume blanc, intense citrus zest and juice flavours through the long, gently savoury palate. 12.5% alc, screwcap, drink to 2024
Source: James Halliday, The Weekend Australian Magazine
Eldridge Estate Fumé Blanc 2020
A perky, ultra-refreshing style yet without its fermentation and 4 months ageing in French oak, the acidity would feel even more puckering. Lots of lime juice and zest, gooseberries, pine needles and basil are offset by some smoky nuances. A touch sweet/sour on the finish but this comes into its own with food.
Rating: 90 Points
Source: Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion 2022