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2015 Chardonnay Single Vineyard Yarra Valley

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SKU: HP15VI-YACHARDN6

  • WINE STYLE
    WINE STYLE
    Textured & Savoury
  • FOOD PAIRING
    FOOD PAIRING
    Roasted Quail, Duck Confit, Creamy Brie
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    HIGHLIGHTS
    95 Points James Halliday Wine Companion 2018
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
Multilayered, complex and wonderful balance
 
Cellar Worthy
This vintage produced wines of excellent structure that will cellar well.

A NOTE FROM THE WINEMAKERS

“A beautifully poised wine, with ripe fruit balanced by a fine acid line.”

SERVING TEMPERATURE | 11 - 13°

CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to 10 - 15 years

TASTING NOTES

Handpicked and whole-bunch pressed to deliver vibrant citrus and stone fruit flavours, this wine has the added complexity of barrel fermentation and maturation.

SEASON

Vintage 2017…dreams are made of this. Not too hot, not too cold, neither too windy nor too humid, too wet or dry. Just enough, and not too much, of everything so that the true personality of the site can take centre stage. The moderate season allowed the vines to ripen slowly, building great depth of flavour while retaining fine balance in sugar and acid. Harvest began in early March, a little later than the long-term average and a full month behind the record-early vintage of 2016.

WINEMAKING

The fruit was gently pressed in whole bunches and the juice was fermented in barrel. A partial malolactic fermentation was allowed and the wine was matured in the same French oak barriques, a mix of old and new, for 10 months.

THE VINEYARD

THE VINEYARD

Highbow Hill Vineyard

Highbow Hill Vineyard is made up of 40 hectares of established vines planted on rolling hills just north of the Yarra Valley. The name Highbow Hill Vineyard is derived from the local landscape feature High Bow Hill, which is the dominant feature on the eastern boundary of the property.

Soils are sandy loam over clay and gravel over mudstone.

The long driveway meanders through the vines to the residence and provides uninterrupted views of the lake-sized dam and surrounding panorama.

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THE TIER

THE TIER

Single Vineyard

SPECIAL OCCASIONS • GIFTING

These rare single vineyard wines are only released in the finest vintages as the best of the best from our carefully managed vineyards.

The labels each feature a collection of objects from the vineyard the wine was grown.

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THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

The Artwork

Bark, Eucalyptus, Gumnuts

The landscape of Highbow Hill Vineyard features established vines planted on rolling hills. Eucalyptus and gum trees are widespread with a diverse range of soils ranging from sandy loam to yellow clays.

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