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2017 Yabby Lake Block 6 Chardonnay

2017 Yabby Lake Block 6 Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Chardonnay
Alcohol %
12.5
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SKU: 2017 Yabby Lake Block 6 Chardonnay

2017 Vintage

The 2017 vintage is a classic in the making. A mild but windy spring led into a cool summer and extended autumn, giving the wines amazing clarity and presence. The 2017 vintage releases are classically proportioned and destined for a long life.

Region Tuerong, Mornington Peninsula
Alc 12.5%
Clones 100% Mendoza (sub-block 6.1)
Soil Light medium clay, ironstone rock
Winemaker Tom Carson
Viticulturist Martin Sampson

   
WINEMAKING

The fruit was handpicked on 5 March. Crushed and pressed, and transferred with full solids, into tight grain 500L French oak puncheons (20% new).  Natural yeasts, The fermentation commenced naturally after 8 days and was completed in 23 days.  The wine was matured without malolactic fermentation proceeding, aged on lees for 11 months before bottling in February 2018. No additions except so2.

 

TASTING NOTE

The Block 6 Chardonnay is strikingly aromatic and precisely structured, with a lingering intensity rarely experienced. An exotic array of white nectarine, citrus blossom, grapefruit pith, almond meal and flint aromas.  The palate is deeply concentrated with a precise mineral intensity.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Chardonnay
Alcohol %
12.5
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