Since 1980 Chardonnay has thrived in our high and cool site, producing fruit with a fine balance of ripeness and natural acidity. Our wines are wild yeast fermented in French oak barrels and held on yeast lees for nine months to add creamy complexity. Some new oak introduces spice and texture to these grapefruit and melon characters of this traditional style which remains poised and restrained, gaining weight and complexity with bottle age. - Winery Note
Lark Hill was established in 1978 by Sue & Dave Carpenter, high on the escarpment above Bungendore, 30km North East of Canberra. Lark Hill is a cold vineyard and at 860m elevation, is one of the highest plantings in the Canberra District. The soils are shallow depleted shale over clay, and vineyard receives ~600mm of rainfall annually. In 2002, their son Chris joined the winemaking team at Lark Hill.
The Lark Hill estate vineyard grows Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Gruner Veltliner. In 2003, the Carpenters sought Biodynamic certification for this vineyard and 2008 marked the first vintage of 'Certified Biodynamic' wines from Lark Hill.
- Winery Note
|Product Type||Wine White Chardonnay|
|Region||Australian Capital Territory|