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2013

Little Yering Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Yarra Valley

13 Alcohol

Introduction

Yering Station is found in the heart of the Yarra Valley, Victoria. The Rathbone family owns and operates the winery, who's vineyards were the first planted in the Yarra in 1838. The area, and the winery, are both known to produce elegant cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The long and cool ripening season allows for the wines to build acidity and strong aromatics without producing sugary wines with high alchohol. The vintage in particular was noteably long and cool, increasing the style of cool-climate Chardonnay. The Chardonnay was aged in both French oak barriques and stainless steel vats for 2-3 weeks, and then aged in used French oak for up to 9 months. The used barrels will give a subtler flavour of oak, while allowing for controlled oxygen exposure. Serve chilled to 10 degrees Celsius and enjoy over the next 2 years.


How it looks

Medium lemon to light gold, clear with light legs.

How it smells

The fruit notes are predominately stone fruits, peaches and some citrus. There is a touch of vanilla, and creamy, light lemon curd from the oak. Warmed slightly, richer dried bananas and tropical notes show.

How it tastes

Medium-light body with great depth of flavour. From white peach and blossoms to savoury sage, toasted almonds and white pepper. The acidity is mild but fresh. The oak shows with a soft and buttery finish.

Recommended food pairing

Roasted squash risotto seasoned with fennel seed and braised leaks.

2013Little Yering Chardonnay

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