Sentio Macedon Chardonnay 6pk 2016
A local Beechworth boy, Chris Catlow grew up amongst the vineyards of the region, and was destined to one day become the rising winemaking star of the region. Yearly trips to Burgundy to work vintage with Benjamin Leroux have taught Chris the importance of site, thus Sentio wines are always an expression of single vineyard wines. Founding his own label in 2013, Chris is amongst an exciting group of young winemakers emerging from North-East Victoria. Working out of an abandoned asylum in the middle of Beechworth, he is helping to reshaping the narrative of the region.
Steady as she blows with this beautiful chardonnay from Chris Catlow/Sentio. This release saw slightly less new oak than previous releases; it’s now down to 15% new. It’s from a vineyard growing at 490 metres above sea level in the Macedon Ranges.
Pale straw colour. Expressive of fruit, silken of texture, long of finish. Pears, grapefruit, steel, toast and cedar. A milkiness to the texture if not necessarily the flavour. Has composure written all over it. And quality. Campbell Mattinson- Winefront