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Cannibal Creek Chardonnay 2015

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Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Style: White Wine

Variety: Chardonnay

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Cannibal Creek Chardonnay 2015

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Burke Road
Camberwell VIC 3124
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Producer: Cannibal Creek

Country: Australia

Region: Gippsland

Vintage: 2015

Critic Score: 96

Alcohol: 13.0%

Size: 750 ml

Drink by: 2030


The palate is long and gorgeous and exquisitely balanced. Has developed magnificently with bottle age - Nick Munday (Tasted 2022)

Winemaker and viticulturist Patrick Hardiker established the Cannibal Creek Vineyard in 1997 in the Tynong Valley, at Tynong North on the fringe of Gippsland in Victoria. At an elevation of 102m above sea level and with fourteen daylight hours in the grape growing season, the conditions are ideal for producing cool climate wines.

"Notes of melon, green fig and apricot pith wind across a tensile beam of mineral crunch and cool climate, unadulterated acidity. The oak is seamlessly integrated, providing further structural support and some cinnamon spice on the sapid finish."  Ned Goodwin

Cannibal Creek's philosophy is simple; to create unique wines of exceptional quality. Cultural practices ensure low-yielding vines that produce intensely flavoured fruit. The grapes are handpicked and minimal winemaking handling techniques are employed. The granite soils, weathered from the granite foothills of the Black Snake Ranges, are responsible for the mineral and flinty characters in the wines.

Expert reviews

"The 2015 Cannibal Creek chardonnay is a delicious, fine, seamless, quartz-like chardonnay with an excellent concentration of flavours. Grapefruit, white peach and nectarine abound on a palate that is long and gorgeous, exquisitely balanced, with lovely high levels of natural acidity. Has developed magnificently with bottle age."  Nick Munday, Canterbury Wines - 96 points and Special Value Wine   ★  (Tasted Nov 2022)

"Reticent at first, this picks up the pace with air as notes of melon, green fig and apricot pith wind across a tensile beam of mineral crunch and cool climate, unadulterated acidity. The oak is seamlessly integrated, providing further structural support and some cinnamon spice on the sapid finish. This will age well over the medium term. Drink by: 2023."  Ned Goodwin, Halliday Wine Companion - 94 points

Awards

Special Value Wine – Canterbury Wines  

About the winery

Cannibal Creek VineyardPatrick and Kirsten Hardiker purchased their 29ha farming property in the Tynong Valley, at Tynong North on the fringe of Gippsland in Victoria, in 1988. The property has a soil profile of sandy silt, overlying silty granite clays, weathered from the granite foothills of the Black Snake Ranges. That, together with an elevation of 102m above sea level and fourteen daylight hours in the grape growing season, make conditions ideal for a cool climate vineyard. Cannibal Creek's journey began in 1997 with plantings of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Granite soils tend to be acidic. It has been shown in these types of soils that the grapes themselves can lack acid. This influences their approach to viticulture and winemaking and they believe the granite soils are responsible for the mineral and flinty characters in the wines, both reds and whites.

Varieties planted include pinot noir, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, merlot and cabernet sauvignon. The family established the winery in an old farm barn built in the early 1900s, and In 2016 a new cellar door and restaurant, designed by Enarchitects and hand-built by Patrick, was opened.

Wine region map of Victoria

Victoria

Victoria is home to more than 800 wineries across 21 wine regions. The regions are Alpine Valley, Beechworth, Bendigo, Geelong, Gippsland, Glenrowan, Goulburn Valley, Grampians, Heathcote, Henty, King Valley, Macedon Ranges, Mornington Peninsula, Murray Darling, Pyrenees, Rutherglen, Strathbogie Ranges, Sunbury, Swan Hill, Upper Goulburn and Yarra Valley.

Victoria's first vines were planted at Yering in the Yarra Valley in 1838. By 1868 over 3,000 acres had been planted in Victoria, establishing Victoria as the premier wine State of the day. Today, the original vineyards planted at Best's Wines are among the oldest and rarest pre-phylloxera plantings in the world.

Victoria's climate varies from hot and dry in the north to cool in the south and each wine region specialises in different varietals. For example, Rutherglen in the north is famous for its opulent Muscats and Topaque and bold reds, while the many cooler climate regions near Melbourne produce world class Chardonnay and pinot Noir. Victoria is truly a wine lover's playground.