The first ever Delatite Yarra Chardonnay. Sourced from a block at the Coombe Farm Vineyard. Early picked Chardonnay was pressed and fermented in barrel and then spent a further nine months in oak before being blended and bottled. In the classic Delatite style it is delicate, floral with plenty of purity.
A family run vineyard and winery at the base of Mt Buller. Their main vineyard has been around since 1968 and is run using biodynamic and sustainable viticulture. I’ve been selling their Alsace inspired whites for a long time. The addition of the Yarra Valley range proves their skills stretch beyond aromatic whites.
A region that is just too big to generalise about. The difference between Upper and Lower Yarra can be the ability to ripen some grapes or not. Great wines are made in the Yarra but it is best to know the producers.
The grape that you can plant anywhere, in any climate and do anything to and it will still taste like an OK wine. When people hit the sweet spot of site, climate, cropping and winemaking, Chardonnay becomes a magical wine that will age gracefully but charm you at any age. Chardonnays can range from cool climate lean and citrusy to warmer climate tropical and overt. Oak and lees can add flavouring as can malolactic fermentation