Joseph Chromy Zdar Chardonnay

$69.95 inc GST per bottle

In all of our wines balance is the ultimate focus, striving to marry fruit, natural acidity, structure, tannin and texture.

James Halliday rated the 2012 Vintage 95 Points

Our Philosophy

Our winemaking style is founded on producing wines that show a true ‘sense of place’ and celebrate the individual characteristics of each unique vintage. To ensure the integrity and delicate characteristics of the fruit, the grapes are received and vinified in Tasmania’s most advanced winery with emphasis on the wine being an expression of its terrior.

In all of our wines balance is the ultimate focus, striving to marry fruit, natural acidity, structure, tannin and texture. The use of state-of-the-art technology for traditional winemaking techniques enables a gentle, minimal intervention approach which allows the subtle and delicate flavours of our cool climate vineyard to be expressed to their full potential.

Suitable for Gluten Free Diets.

Vegan Friendly

Available in 6 packs

Description

Josef fled his war-torn Czech village in 1950 as a penniless 19-year-old after eleven years of Nazi and Soviet occupation. He escaped across borders guarded by minefields, dogs and soldiers, suffering five months of privation before immigrating to Australia.

Joe’s Story

Josef Chromy OAM has been instrumental to the Tasmanian food and wine industry, having owned and developed some of Tasmania’s leading wineries including Rochecombe (now Bay of Fires), Jansz, Heemskerk and Tamar Ridge.

At 76, when most people would be thinking about easing up, Joe launched Josef Chromy Wines in December 2007. In just over 4 years, Josef Chromy Wines made an impressive impact on the Australian Wine industry. Through the hard work of many, Josef Chromy Wines built sales of 28,000 cases in a profitable and sustainable manner. In a very short period, Josef Chromy Wines amassed 14 trophies and 170 medals, making it one of the most successful launches in the history of the Tasmanian Wine Industry.

Joe acknowledges Tasmania as the regional hero in this development. Josef Chromy Wines is the culmination of Joe’s experience in the Tamar Valley and its unique 60Ha vineyard site and location delivering both exquisite table and sparkling wines and providing one of the most memorable food and wine experiences in Tasmania.

Josef’s personal journey from penniless immigrant to successful food and wine entrepreneur has been an inspiration for many in Tasmania. “I came here with nothing but hope and ambition over 50 years ago. Tasmanians welcomed me and, with their help, I have been rewarded for the challenges and risks I have taken in both the meat and wine industries”.

Joe fled his war-torn Czech village in 1950 as a penniless 19-year-old after eleven years of Nazi and Soviet occupation. He escaped across borders guarded by minefields, dogs and soldiers, suffering five months of privation before immigrating to Australia. Over the next 40 years, he used his skills as a Master Butcher and Smallgoods Maker to build his business, Blue Ribbon Meat Products, into one of Tasmania’s leading brands

In 1993 Blue Ribbon was floated on the Australian Stock Exchange, and Josef used the money to invest in Tasmania’s fledgling wine industry.

Josef is loyal to his adopted home, and all his property investments are in Tasmania.

“Loyalty is a quality I value highly and this definitely affects my investment decisions. We do at times look elsewhere but so far there have been sufficient quality opportunities in this State that I love,” Mr Chromy said.

ZDAR Chardonnay – Winemaker Notes

Hand picked Chardonnay is pressed and the juice is then placed directly into barrels with no settling or fining. The oak is all French barriques and approximately one third are new with the remainder 1 and 2 years old. Fermentation is carried out in the barrels which are stirred weekly to give texture, palate weight and complexity. The wine spends 12 months in oak and is aged at least 12 months in bottle and 2 years before release. We choose screw cap closure to ensure the wine will be enjoyed at its optimum.
Good winter and spring rainfall allowed the vines an early and strong bud-burst when the season began. Warm (for Tasmania) mild conditions produced moderate crops that ripened early and displayed richness and intensity of flavour with beautifully balanced power and natural acidity for age-ability and length.
Undoubtedly one of the finest vintages of recent years.
Food Pairing Notes
Full flavoured seafood and rich poultry dishes.

Colour: Pale golden yellow.

Aroma: Ripe honeydew and hints of lemon barley combined with subtle toast and creamy vanilla from barrel stirring.

Palate: A richly textured wine with flavours of ripe white peach, vanilla and toasted chestnut with seamlessly integrated French oak. A creamy, rounded palate with depth and complexity balanced with fresh crisp natural acid and a lingering finish .

Vegan friendly.

This Chardonnay is ready to enjoy now but the structure and natural cool climate acidity should enable confident cellaring until at least 2022.

 

 

Additional information

Weight 1.3 kg
Dimensions 7.5 × 7.5 × 29. cm
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Quantity

Vintage

2013

Bottle Closure

Alcohole Content

13.0%

Cellering

Drink Now or cellar for 6 years

James Halliday Rating