2017 Lark Hill Mr V

ProducerLark Hill Winery
RegionCanberra District, NSW
StatusCertified Organic and Biodynamic with The National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia (NASAA) from 2006
About

Lark Hill was established by Sue and David Carpenter in 1978, on the Lake George Escarpment above Bungendore, having left careers in scientific research to pursue their passion for winemaking. At 860 metres, Lark Hill is one of the highest and coldest vineyards in Australia, producing delicate Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. In 2002, Sue and David’s son Chris joined the family business and as a team the three have evolved the Lark Hill brand. In 2003 Lark Hill transitioned from organic to Biodynamic farming and in 2005

planted the first Grüner Veltliner vineyard in Australia, using cuttings given to Chris from a private collection in Tasmania. In 2011 Lark Hill purchased a high-performing vineyard in the Murrumbateman sub-region of Canberra, renaming it Dark Horse and adding its Shiraz, Sangiovese and Rhône Whites into the Lark Hill portfolio.

 

 

Winemaker

David and Chris Carpenter

Website https://larkhill.wine
Wine40% Marsanne, 30% Roussane, 30% Viognier. The 3 components were harvested separately and vinified differently - the Marsanne skin-fermented, the Viognier tank fermented and the Roussanne fermented in 5-10 year old French oak. The blend combines these 3 to give structure, complexity and a rich palate.
AwardsChris Carpenter was a finalist in the 2017 Young Gun of Wine Awards.
Tasting NoteYellow Stone Fruit - Texture - Crisp
DrinkHappy Hour