The Rob Hall Chardonnay comes from a blend of three vineyards. There are flavours of white peach, curd & citrus, it is leesy & fresh but with generous weight on the palate.
The 3 vineyards include Willowlake (cooler southern end of the valley), Daniel’s Hill (the warmer northern end) and my folks vineyard (south of Healesville, it lies somewhere between the other two in it’s geography and climate). Similar idea to the Pinot, spreading the love to all latitudes of the valley. Predominantly fermented in older French hogsheads (300L).
Rob Hall Chardonnay has a hint of oak but the purity of the melon and stone fruits still shows through. A hint of tangy citrus and a long clean finish are evident with just a hint of dough/bread. Entirely too easy to drink, especially with some time open or another 6 months to 5 years in bottle. Have with tiger prawns and aioli.
Rob Hall joined the Kellybrook team after spending almost 10 years at Mount Mary. Then he was keen to spread his wings and try some new and interesting things with wines. Since Rob has access to his father’s vineyard near Healesville he decided to give it a run and see what happens. His a Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, both are made for younger drinking, offer great quality and value. His ‘New’ Cabernet is one for the natural wine lovers.