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2018 Wombat Creek Vineyard Yarra Valley Chardonnay

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$419.94 6 x 750ml bottle
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SKU: HP18VI-YWCHARDN6

  • WINE STYLE
    WINE STYLE
    Elegant & Refined
  • FOOD PAIRING
    FOOD PAIRING
    Pan fried snapper, Parmesan and herb polentachips, BBQ prawns.
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Seemingly light but very powerful

95 POINTS - THE REAL REVIEW

“Complex, layered and lifted aromas of struck-match, grapefruit pith, oyster-shell, melon skin, nectarine and marzipan. Textured and mouth-filling, white peach, citrus, honeydew melon, nutty, mealy, with plenty of tangy acidity and drive. A smart wine and just hitting its straps.” – Aaron Brasher

Australian Winemaker
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A NOTE FROM THE WINEMAKERS

“Our Wombat Creek Chardonnay reveals the potential of this remarkable elevated vineyard - beautifully elegant and exceptionally complex with a mouth-watering long finish.”

SERVING TEMPERATURE | 10 - 12°

CELLAR POTENTIAL | until 2028

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Previous vintage: 2017

TASTING NOTES

Zesty grapefruit pith, lemon verbena and grilled nuts with layers of struck match and fine French oak; tight acid line that drives the long finish and keeps you coming back for more.

SEASON

2018 was a warm season overall and the harvest was early. Cool weather and regular rain up until Christmas made a slow start to the season, setting up good ground moisture and vine health. January and February were dry and fairly mild, though the nights were warmer than usual. Fruit reached full ripeness easily and timing of picking was paramount for balancing natural acidity.

WINEMAKING

Fruit chilled overnight after picking, whole bunch pressed, juice settled in tank then out in barrel for fermentation; partial malolactic fermentation, remaining barrels sulphured; matured in the same barrels.

 
THE VINEYARD

THE VINEYARD

Wombat Creek Vineyard

Wombat Creek is the most elevated vineyard in the Yarra Valley (at 550m), making it uniquely situated for growing premium cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

The vineyard is made up of 6-hectares of Chardonnay and 10-hectares of Pinot Noir and soils of free-draining volcanic loams.

The surrounding fern gullies and forest are home to lyrebirds, koalas, kangaroos and, of course wombats.

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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

Lyrebird Feather, Mountain Ash, Red Earth

The most elevated vineyard in the region, Wombat Creek grows fine Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The surrounding fern gullies and forest are home to lyrebirds, koalas, kangaroos and, of course wombats.

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