Payne’s Rise is a boutique winery based in the prestigious Upper Yarra Valley, specialising in small batch wines produced from carefully selected, estate-grown fruit from their vineyard in Seville. The ethos behind the vineyard is to produce classic, fruit-driven wines with a complexity that reflects the unique expression of their cool-climate Upper Yarra heritage. Wines are made by celebrated winemaker Franco d’Anna.
Elegant yet complex. Racy acidity, layers of flavour from stone to citrus. Grapefruit, white peach, lemon zest, crisp acidity, spice & subtle cedary oak. Juicy & vibrant, soft & flavoursome.
Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, wild-fermented in French oak (30% new), matured for 10 months. Lovely chardonnay, bright, fresh and long. White peach, grapefruit, cashew and crisp acidity come together in the benison of oak. Drink to: 2028; Price: $30.00; Date Tasted: Mar 2019; Alcohol: 13%; Rating: 95 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion
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