The Home Block was the first planting of vines at the Myrtle Point property in 1995. Positioned on a limestone bluff high above the Mitchell River, the Home Block consistently produces Chardonnay of concentration and complexity.
Grapes picked, pressed and juice run directly into barrels for fermentation on full solids. 11 month maturation on lees in French oak Puncheons and Hogs Heads, 37% new.
” Only 222 dozen bottles made despite the perfect growing season, the limitation being the small parcel from within the Home Block. Pressed straight to oak (20% new) for fermentation and 11 months maturation. The fruit aromas and flavours span white peach, grapefruit and melon, the oak no more than a textural play” 95 Points – 2021 Halliday Wine Companion
“Highly varietal and highly delicious. Pear, apple and steely stonefruit characters burst onto the palate and swing persistently through the finish. Juicy flavour aplenty, and length to impress”. 93 Points, Cambell Mattinson, The Wine Front 2019.
Clones: P58, I10V3, G9V7
Picked : 7/3/2017
Production: 222 Dozen.
View full tasting note: 2017 Lightfoot & Sons HOME BLOCK Chardonnay