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2015 Yabby Lake Chardonnay

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Yabby Lake Chardonnays are amongst the most awesome Australia has to offer. They are quite Euro-centric and graceful in style exhibiting spicy white stone fruit aromas, along with a lick of vanilla, and a twist of James Brown 'funk'. The palate is fine and focused with tightly-wound acidity, a minerally texture and a dry, grapefruity finish. It's the gift that keeps on giving the longer it is in the glass, and it's totally cellar worthy.

Winemaker's Notes

Our philosophy is to craft a Chardonnay of great purity, reflecting our site and the season in which it was grown. It’s the attention and care in the vineyard that is most critical to allowing that expression.

Each parcel of Chardonnay was carefully handpicked on 28 February (Blocks 1 & 4) and 3 March (Block 6), in pristine condition. Every parcel was handled separately in the winery, with minimal intervention. The Chardonnay was crushed, pressed and transferred with solids, into tight grain 500L French oak puncheons (20% new) to undergo natural fermentation. It was then left to mature on lees for 11 months, without malolatic fermentation proceeding until bottling in February 2016.

A pristine, pure and intense aroma with classic notes of citrus blossom and grapefruit pith. The palate is fine and complex, with great poise and concentration of flavour. Tightly wound together with a precise minerality, the wine has beautiful line and length.

Alc/vol: 12.5%

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2015 Yabby Lake Chardonnay

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James Halliday (2015 Vintage) says
A fragrant and pure bouquet leads into a supremely elegant, understated palate that departs from Mornington Peninsula orthodoxy by preventing mlf [malolatic fermentation] and relying on natural acidity, steps that will underwrite the longevity of the wine.
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