TarraWarra Estate was established in 1983 by Marc and Eva Besen with a vision to producing wines of great quality and integrity amidst a welcoming and beautiful location. TarraWarra Estate is located on a prime site at the warm eastern end of the Yarra Valley in southern Victoria. It is recognised as one of Australia’s great wine estates. Chief winemaker, Clare Halloran leads a team at TarraWarra Estate that pays particular attention to the characteristics of each new vintage. The remarkable qualities of every individual vineyard block are preserved by fermentation and vinification of many different parcels of fruit. As a result, TarraWarra wines offer a unique reflection of seasonal conditions in the vineyard. TarraWarra Estate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir have received consistent acclaim and numerous awards. They are premium wines of great character and depth, crafted with elegant structure and balance. They reflect the outstanding quality of 100% estate grown fruit from the unique microclimate of a specially selected site.
STEPHEN CREBER - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
The cool vintage has really highlighted the essentially savoury elements of this blend to good effect. The assorted varietal characters of apricot, white peach and honeysuckle are subtle, and it's the layered texture and slippery vinosity that provide the thrust, with a long and convincing finish to complete the picture. Sure to build character and complexity in the bottle.
HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW
Light straw colour, with a creamy lees and straw-hay aroma, possibly enhanced by some barrel ferment chaaracter. The wine is soft and dry, light and yet texturally interesting. There is lightness as well as depth and a hint of reduction adds an extra dimension. I like the subtle touch of richness which adds gravitas and some strength to partner food.