1ER Chardonnay 2017: Released September 1st, 2018
PRE-RELEASE TO MAILING LIST ON THE 27TH OF AUGUST
The 2017 vintage in the Yarra Valley will go down as one of the classics. A long season, with enough rainfall to support growth without the need for irrigation.
This Chardonnay is sourced from our Top Paddock vineyard and is made only in the years deemed suitable for this label. The wine is fermented in 15% new oak (it changes depending on the season) and is stored in cask fro 12 months then a further 3 months in stainless tank over winter. Spending two winters in the cellar enables us to bottle this wine without filtration, fining or stabilisation.
This wine shows classic Upper Yarra Valley characters, some melon, struck match with a great finish. The only addition this wine sees is a small amount of sulphur at bottling. A wine to drink now or to cellar with confidence.