Chardonnay Yarra Valley Victoria
Yering Station have been growing grapes since the 1830s and bottling their wines on the property since the 1850s. Touted as Victoria's first winery, they have consistently produced some of Australia's most recognizeable, most highly awarded and most dependable table wines, since the resurgence of Yarra Valley as a winegrowing region. Today's Yering Station winemaking team know good Chardonnay fruit when they see it, choosing the finest parcels for your Village, selected on the basis of good flavour profiles and clear varietal expression.
Mendoza clone Chardonnay, grown to grey loam over yellow clays, trained to trellis vertical shoot positioning, with an average yield of 1½ t/acre. A combination of hand picked and harvested grapes are gently pressed to capture the pristine fruit characters, fully barrel fermented in a selection of seasoned and new French oak puncheons and barriques. A course of sedimentery lees stirring battonage over the term of eleven months maturation contributes complexity and adds richness.
Pale straw, green hues. Lovely white peach and pear fruit, creamy barrel ferment nose, cashew nut supported by citrus/ mineral freshness. Medium weight palate, an intoxicating mix of stone fruit purity and edgy flintiness, supported by well integrated oak vanillin spice richness, finishing on a crisp clean acid tail.