2017 Reserve Chardonnay

$130.00
$780.00
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Our flagship Chardonnay. Only made in the very best years, using only the very best parcels of fruit. Our Reserve wines epitomise time, place and effort in the purest of forms. Our very best expression of variety, viticulture, location, season and winemaking.

This graceful wine displays a classic Yarra Valley mineral backbone along with a lively, complex fruit center. Grapefruit, nashi pear and vanilla cream combine with lip-smacking acidity, offering an intricate yet seamless style of purity.

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Viticulture

100% Chardonnay
2017
Yarra Valley
The 2017 vintage was a 1-in-20 season in the Yarra Valley. Optimal growing conditions, allowed for perfectly balanced vines and beautifully ripened grapes. In these pristine years, spectacular fruit flavours are combined with intensity and power, producing wines of true longevity.

Tasting Notes

Lemon lime
Almond brioche mixed with lemon zest and subtle oak spice
A beautifully classic Yarra Valley mineral backbone. Its fruit center is complex and lively. Grapefruit, nashi pear and vanilla cream combine with lip-smacking acidity, offering an intricate yet seamless style of purity.

Winemaking

12.50%
750ml
3.18
This wine's fruit was hand picked from our Coldstream site (50%) and our sites on the Valley floor (50%). Fermented in 500L French oak for 16 days, then matured in combination new and seasoned French oak for 11 months.

Professional Reviews

97
Intense and mouthfilling, with white peach and grapefruit doing the heavy lifting. The length of the finish is particularly impressive, likewise the aftertaste.