“Jip Jip Rocks” refers to outcroppings of Volkswagen-size boulders that randomly pop up amidst the flat plains of the Padthaway region, on Australia’s Limestone Coast. Although good reds are made here, the area is known as “Chardonnay country,” due to the excellent quality that this grape variety achieves here virtually every year. Jip Jip Rocks makes all of its Chardonnay in stainless steel vats, with no wood contact whatsoever, in order to preserves the fresh, pure apple n’ pear varietal character of the Chardonnay grape. To add complexity, 1/3 third of the blend receives extended lees stirring, which adds a delectable creaminess and a degree of Burgundy-like complexity. A fun wine, and a rather good one too.