In line with Yalumba’s no-compromise attitude towards this wine, grapes were hand-picked and then chilled in the cold rooms before tipping to tank press for whole bunch pressing. The juice was sequentially filled to new and 1 year old French oak barriques, with fermentation carried out by indigenous yeasts which are naturally present on the grape berries. On completion of fermentation, barrels were regularly topped and stirred over a nine month period in order to build texture and complexity. Individual barrels were then selected for the final blend and remained in oak for a further six months.
This Chardonnay wine is pale gold in colour with tints of green. The nose displays toasted hazelnut aromas overlaid with lifted nectarine, lemon zest and hints of white nougat. The palate is fine and seamless. Flavours of white peach and lemon sherbet meld with the creamy textured mid palate. An underlying mineral acidity balances these flavours for a tightly structured finish.
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