Allira Chardonnay 2020


Awarded 90 points in James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2019. A single vineyard wine, this is a complex style of Chardonnay featuring the flavours of white peach, citrus and vanillin oak. Family owned, estate grown and made high in the hills of the Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria.


The wine is a brilliantly light golden straw colour. The generous aromas coming out of the glass show  white peach, honeydew melon, lemon zest and lightly fragrant oak. The lengthy palate features fresh, fruity flavours with a mellow undercurrent of soft vanillin oak. A fine acidic backbone gives the wine a well balanced structure with a clean, crisp finish. This complex range of flavours stays with you after the wine is swallowed, making this a very elegant, easy drinking chardonnay.

At Elgo Estate our fruit is 100% estate grown, high in the cool upper reaches of the Strathbogie Ranges. Elgo Estate’s altitude and soil profile ensure ideal characteristics for growing cool climate wines. The fruit for our Chardonnay was harvested on 1 March and processed in the coolest part of the day to take advantage of the cold mountain conditions. This aids in the preservation of the natural flavours produced by our 40+ year old vines. The juice is fermented in a range of French oak and stainless steel tanks in a bid to build complexity and maintain freshness. After around six months of maturation, the 2020 Allira Chardonnay was prepared for bottling. Only 325 dozen bottles of this fine wine have been produced.

This is a versatile wine that can be enjoyed with good food or simply as a nice refreshing drink. It would go equally well with any seafood dish or maybe a chicken pilaf. Medium term cellaring potential, drinking well into 2024. Serve slightly chilled.

2 reviews for Allira Chardonnay 2020

  1. Max Allen

    Best Buy Wines, Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, April/May 2008
    Allira Chardonnay, Strathbogie Ranges. “The mob at Elgo Estate are embracing the environment – all winery wastewater is treated and recycled, the marc (grape skins and seeds left after fermentation) is composted and returned to the vineyards, and sheep graze under the wines during winter, reducing the need for herbicides. Elgo has also installed a wind turbine that provides more than 100 per cent of the winery’s energy requirements. Oh, and the wines are delicious: this superb-value, second-label chardy is bursting with tangy, floral white nectarine flavours.”

  2. Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age Epicure

    The Allira range, from Elgo Estate in Victoria’s Strathbogie Ranges, invariably provides good value. Made with 100% self-generated wind power, this chardonnay has attractive melon and stone-fruit aromas touched by a barely perceptible dab of oak. The medium-body palate is clean and dry. A very good wine with a price tag that makes it a steal.
    Allira Chardonnay 2010 Epicure Review Feb 2012

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