2018 Chardonnay Regional Selections Yarra Valley

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SKU: HP18-YACHARDN6

  • WINE STYLE
    WINE STYLE
    Crisp & Refreshing, White, Medium-bodied
  • FOOD PAIRING
    FOOD PAIRING
    River Trout, Asian Style Dishes, Roast Chicken
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Yarra Valley regional style
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
A true regional Yarra Valley Chardonnay
 
Yarra Valley: the home of great Chardonnays
This wine region is renowned for producing world class Chardonnay

A NOTE FROM THE WINEMAKERS

“Fresh citrus and stone fruit with great acid line. This wine shows why the Yarra Valley is one of the world’s premiere Chardonnay regions. ”

SERVING TEMPERATURE | 8 - 12°

CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to 7 years

TASTING NOTES

Scented with fresh citrus and stone fruit, this Yarra Valley Chardonnay has bright fruit on the palate, creamy texture and a clean finish.

SEASON

There were no major heatwaves in the 2018 season; nevertheless, it was a warm season overall and the harvest was a touch early. Cool weather and regular rain up until Christmas made a slow start to the season, setting up good ground moisture and vine health coming into summer. An extended dry, mild patch over January and February was excellent for Chardonnay fruit, creating ripe flavours balanced with bright acid.

WINEMAKING

Our fruit was harvested by hand at the end of February then whole-bunch pressed and settled in tank before transfer to tank and barrel for fermentation. The wine underwent a partial malolactic fermentation and was aged for 10 months – part in stainless steel tank to retain fresh fruit flavours, part in barrel for added complexity. We used a mix of old and new French oak barrels.