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SERVING TEMPERATURE | 11 - 13°
CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to 10 - 15 years
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A blend of clones from our vineyards in Yarra Glen and Gladysdale, this wine has the classic Chardonnay appeal of stone fruit and citrus with a clean finish. Barrel fermentation and maturation adds spicy oak and texture.
The 2017 vintage in the Yarra Valley was a classic one in which overall mild and stable conditions produced superb quality fruit and wines of great balance, finesse and longevity. Dubbed a “Goldilocks” vintage - not too hot, not too cold, neither too windy nor too humid, too wet or too dry – vintage 2017 delivered just enough, and not too much, of everything. Vines ripened 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 somewhat of a relief after the record-early vintage of 2016.
The fruit was handpicked in cool, dry weather then chilled before whole bunch pressing. The juice was fermented in French oak barriques, part inoculated and part wild ferment. There was partial malolactic fermentation and the barrels were regularly stirred. The wine was matured in the same barrels for 10 months.
One of Australia’s premier cool climate wine regions, the Yarra Valley encompasses such diverse topography that it can produce premium quality fruit in a range of grape varieties.
With its stunning hills and dales ranged before a backdrop of blue mountains, elevations vary greatly. The climate is Mediterranean with a maritime influence from Port Phillips.
The Collection series are a set of premium wines from hand-picked regions around the world – each crafted to reflect a supreme sense of place and exceptional character.
The labels each feature a unique photographed object collected from the region the wine was grown, designed to present a story of the region's distinct characteristics.
This driftwood was collected from the banks of the Yarra River, which flows through the region and gives the Yarra Valley its name.