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Dappled Appellation Chardonnay 2019

Chardonnay from Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia


$31ea in any 3+
$29ea in any 6+
Closure: Screw Cap
Epic value in this. Again showing Shaun's great touch. Texture & Flow!


Epic value in this. Again showing Shaun’s great touch. Texture & Flow, Texture & Flow! He just manages to pull the right amount of phenolics and flavour from the fruit at pressing and guide the wine done a line that plays ripe fruit flavours off against acid of line and length. Such fun drinking!

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Why is this Wine so Yummy?

About Dappled

“I started Dappled in 2009 with a view to make high quality, unadulterated wines from special patches of dirt at realistic prices.  I make these wines first and foremost for my family and friends, so a hand-crafted, minimal intervention philosophy just makes perfect sense to me.”

Shaun Crinion

In the Vineyard

A blend of upper and lower Yarra Vineyards; Clones P58, I10V1 and Dijon clones 76 and 95.

In the Winery

All fruit is hand-picked and cooled overnight, followed by whole bunches being lightly crushed by foot before a long pressing when the un-sulphured juice is transferred straight to oak. The oak is a combination of 80% old and 20% new French Barriques, Puncheons and Demi-Muids. Ferments are allowed to start naturally (wild) and complete with no temperature control. The wine is not battonaged and left on lees for 10 months where some MLF may have occurred, but not encouraged, and SO2 is added when the wine is ready for it. The wine is lightly filtered before being bottled un-fined.

The 2019 Vintage at Dappled

Where in the World is Dappled?

Dappled makes wine in Victoria with fruit coming from vineyards in the Yarra Valley.

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95+ Points

Shaun Crinion of Dappled is under a fair amount of pressure to increase his prices – from various quarters – though he remains committed to keeping them as low as he possibly can. The prices will no doubt have to increase soon but they don’t offer extraordinary value for money by accident; Crinion is determined to keep them as accessible as possible. Personally I wish there were more winemakers like him.

This is another stellar release. It’s a wine of sheer quality, hands down. Flint, matchstick funk, pure nectarine-grapefruit-and-white-peach fruit, a ginger-like note and a smokiness through the finish. It has tremendous length and it feels uncompromised all the way along. Yes it’s flinty/funky but within that style it’s tremendous. And with air it just gets better.

Campbell Mattison