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2021 Chardonnay


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Yarra Valley Chardonnay is a queen amongst wines; sophisticated, serene and perfectly poised. A variety whose remarkable winemaking heritage combines with regional youth and vitality to deliver a rewarding, multi-faceted wine able to satisfy a thirst or take to the table.

Region: Yarra Valley

Alc/Vol: 13%

Smells like: Fresh pear, lemon, poached apple, florals and marzipan

Tastes like: Crisp, fresh and dry with a stonefruit core and citrusy pithy texture

Goes with: Paella del Mar, BBQ chicken with fresh coriander salsa verde, smoked salmon and brie fritatta. Fiction, fantasy and a little romance.


Wine making: 2021 was the tale of two seasons. Leading up to harvest it was very wet and cool. Then only weeks before picking the sun came out and led to fully ripe and flavoursome Chardonnay with excellent natural acidity

  • Selective mechanical harvested Yarra Valley Chardonnay 
  • Harvested Feb-March 2021
  • Gentile pressing with only free run juice used
  • 50% oak matured on lees, for approximately 9 months
  • Partial indigenous fermentation in new and seasoned oak
  • Barrels lees stirred monthly until winter
  • No malolactic fermentation to keep it fresh
    and maintain natural acidity
  • Alc/Vol: 13.0%
  • Vegan friendly
  • Style: Dry
  • Cellaring: Up to 5 years


Critics’ tasting notes

  1. “A mouthwateringly good, light-bodied chardonnay that’ll work great with food. Expressive stone fruit, grapefruit and green apple dominate early before a tight finish. Using tank and barrel-fermented grapes adds balance, with an absence of malolactic fermentation only upping the fresh factor. One to bust out at your next barbecue or lockdown picnic. “

    Herald Sun, Melbourne 19/10/2021

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