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2020 Wombat Creek Vineyard Yarra Valley Chardonnay

$69.99
$419.94 6 x 750ml bottle
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SKU: HP20VI-YWCHARDN6

  • HIGHLIGHTS
    HIGHLIGHTS
    James Halliday Wine Companion 2020
  • WINE STYLE
    WINE STYLE
    Elegant & Refined
OUTSTANDING 95pt | James Halliday Wine Companion

 

"An intense and electrifying wine thanks to its overt acidity, yet the power of fruit can hold its own. It’s also flinty, smoky, loaded with grapefruit and lemon juice plus zest, with toasty oak that’s well integrated. It’s youthful and still in its high-energy phase, a bit more time in bottle will allow some mellowing. Of course, plenty will go for the style immediately as it’s super-refreshing."
- Jane Faulkner from Halliday Wine Companion
 
Limited Allocation
12 bottles per customer - DISPATCH FROM JULY 25th 

Australian Winemaker

A NOTE FROM THE WINEMAKERS

“At 424m above sea level, Wombat Creek is the most elevated vineyard in the Yarra Valley, a unique situation to achieve the characteristic elegance of this cool-climate chardonnay.”

10-12c

CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to Up to 2028

TASTING NOTES

Zesty grapefruit pith, quince blossom, lemon/lime citrus, intensely aromatic with flinty reduction, talcy minerality, and fine integrated oak. This is a taught and powerful wine with great poise that drives to the finish.

SEASON

The 2020 season was unlike any other. Great quality fruit and mild weather throughout harvest were overshadowed by fires across the country and a pandemic that started in the midst of picking. The quality of the wines, though, should not be underestimated.

WINEMAKING

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

WINE REGION

Wombat Creek is the most elevated vineyard in the Yarra Valley, making it uniquely situated for premium cool climate wines. At 420m above sea level near Gladysdale, in the outer reaches of the Upper Yarra Valley, it is a true cool-climate vineyard with reliable annual rainfall averaging 1200mm. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines are planted on north and east-facing slopes on soils of red free-draining volcanic loams

 
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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