Grapes for this wine were sourced from Victoria’s Yarra Valley, an area well-known for its premium cool climate wine styles. The region is particularly suited to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Region: Yarra Valley 100%
Composition: Chardonnay 100%
The 2012-13 growing season began wet and cool but soon dried out to produce excellent growing conditions. Some late rain re-appeared but good viticulture allowed us to handle this with ease. Flavours developed well and the cooler conditions retained high natural acidity.
Harvested in the cool of the night and transported to the winery for immediate processing. The first free-run juice was fermented in French oak barrels with the remaining portion fermented in tank to provide fruit brightness in the finished blend. No malo-lactic fermentation occurred. The two components were blended just prior to bottling in September 2015.
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Light to medium straw in colour, still showing youthful green tinges. Lifted bouquet of citrus fruits and summer flowers with a smoky oak background. The palate is fresh and crisp with excellent balance. This harmony leads through to the finish which is smooth and long, without heaviness or excessive acidity.
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