Sentio Yarra Valley Chardonnay 6pk 2015
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.
In many ways it’s a shame that the Lusatia Park vineyard has been sold. It’s fascinating to see the interpretations of assorted high quality winemakers. This is the take of Chris Catlow.
This has a lean, piercing element but so too does it boast grapefruit and sunny peach characters. You could accuse it of being lean and linear but you couldn’t accuse it of being too light-on. Matchstick, gun smoke and roasted bran-like characters dance across both the nose and the palate. Fine fruit; fine style; fine drinking. Campbell Mattinson- Winefront