A NOTE FROM OUR WINEMAKERS
Our very first Wombat Creek Chardonnay reveals the potential of this remarkable elevated vineyard - beautifully elegant and exceptionally complex with a mouth-watering long finish.
Gary BaldwinWinemaker at Large
Peter DillonDirector of Winemaking
THE FINER DETAILS
Zesty grapefruit pith, white nectarine and grilled nuts with layers of flint and cigar box oak complexity; tight acid line that drives the long finish and keeps you coming back for more.
Vintage 2016 was a warm, dry season in the Yarra Valley. Yields were above average for early ripening varieties such as Chardonnay. Harvest was very early, the earliest on record in some vineyards, and arrived very quickly.
This wine combines two Chardonnay clones – i10v1 and Dijon-76. The fruit was harvested in mid-February and was chilled overnight before processing. It was whole-bunch pressed and wild fermented in barrel. A portion of barrels underwent malolactic fermentation, according to winemaker assessment. The wine was matured for 10 months in the same Taransaud and Mercurey barrels, 50% new.