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2016 Yalumba Y Series Unwooded Chardonnay

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For those of you who like your Chardies sans oak, this one will be right up your street. Hailing from all over South Australia, smells of poached stone fruits, tropical fruit salad and cream waft out of the glass to greet the nose. Meanwhile, the palate is lighter-bodied, dry and fruity, with peach, pineapple and gooseberry flavours, creamy mouthfeel, and a bright, refreshing finish. Great with chicken and mayo sandwiches.

Winemaker's Notes

At Yalumba we believe that one good wine leads to another. The Y Series was created with that belief in mind.
The Y Series represents a collection of iconic classics and exciting new varietals. Each authentically crafted with fruit from South Australia’s most celebrated wine regions.
We hope that the glass of wine you hold in your hand right now marks the beginning of a delicious journey, and we look forward to sharing our love of wine as you explore the Y Series.

Winemaker Comments: The Y Series Chardonnay grapes are picked across the flavour spectrum, from lively citrus flavours such as lemons and limes to peach and tropical flavours. We pick in this way to ensure that when blended, the wine is balanced with flavour and natural acidity. Pressed straight to fermentation, the juice is managed using a “hands off” approach. Indigenous yeasts initiate and complete fermentation, and once finished the wine is left on lees, with the lees kept in suspension to build complexity until blending and bottling.

Tasting Notes: Pale straw with green tinges in colour, this wine opens with aromas of honeysuckle and tropical fruits such as paw paw. There is a touch of complexity from the wild fermentation, just enough to let you know that under the pretty façade is a fun and adventurous wine. The palate is an alluring combination of fresh fruits, spices such as white pepper and just enough “wildness” to keep you coming back for another glass. It finishes with a fresh cleansing line of citrus zest. Try with slow roasted pork belly with pear coleslaw.

Vegan friendly.

Alc/vol: 13.0%

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2016 Yalumba Y Series Unwooded Chardonnay

Expert Reviews

Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
We all need a multitalented house white at the ready in the fridge. One of Yalumba’s finest unwooded chardonnays to date delivers ripe white peach, pineapple and grapefruit flavours with the tangy, fresh, lively acidity characteristic of 2011. Wild fermentation is an unexpected blessing at this price, contributing lovely palate texture.
Wine Taste - Edition 59
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
Fruit-driven, refreshing and subtle, with a dry, lingering finish, this is a chardonnay of white nectarine, crunchy grapefruit, zesty lemon and faint pineapple nuances. The perfect thing to keep in the fridge for unexpected guests.
WINE 100 Magazine - 2011 2011
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
Fresher, zestier, cleaner and altogether more stylish than you would expect at this price, especially when you see how low it can go in the 'barn' stores. Lovely white floral perfume, mandarin and white peach coalesce in a lemon zest finish with nicely structured acidity.
Peter Forrestal (2009 Vintage) says
The marvels at Yalumba have brought out the lovely floral aromas, bright, intense white peach and nectarine flavours, beguiling viscosity and taut, refreshing acidity. Delicious.
Quaff 2011 2010
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2003 Vintage) says
This is a cheap and cheerful white that has some sweet tropical fruit flavours.
Quaff 2004 2003

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