1ER Chardonnay 2015
The 2015 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 35% new oak (it changes depending on the season) and is stored in cask fro 12 months then a further 6 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.
Wine Companion tasting note.
James Halliday - Published on 07 Dec 2016
A fruit selection (hand-picked), matured for 12 months in French barriques (30% new). Bright straw-green; it has obvious complexity, and the extra length that the best Yarra Valley chardonnays have compared to that of other regions. Grapefruit juice, zest and pith are the anchor of the flavour, and also build the trajectory of the wine through to the finish.