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2014 Domaine Chandon Yarra Valley Chardonnay

Yarra Valley

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aOur Price: $26.99 / bottle (RRP: $32.00 ) Case: 6 x 750ml

'Pear, apple and slips of delicious tropical fruit, with a chalky, textural aspect rippling through the finish.'
93 Points - James Halliday

  • Chardonnay is arguably the greatest of white grapes, and thrives in the Yarra Valley. Domaine Chandon strive to produce Chardonnay wines which balance finesse, vineyard character and winemaking complexity.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Chardonnay grapes for this wine were grown in a selected vineyard from the cool climates in the elevated “mezzanine” of the Yarra Valley. This vineyard was earmarked by the winemakers for the production of still wine Chardonnay for a number of reasons, including the clone and soil type, as well as row orientation and canopy structure. Our specific aim for the production of our Chardonnay is the retention of acidity with ripe pear and stone fruit characters.

    The vineyard chosen for Domaine Chandon Chardonnay was carefully monitored by the winemakers throughout the ripening period to determine the exact timing of the harvest. The grapes were harvested when they were expressing vibrant acidity and ripe Chardonnay flavours, as well as appropriate and moderate sugar content. Grapes were immediately pressed into high quality French oak barrels for wild yeast fermentation. A brief period of battonage (lees stirring) followed the fermentation, after which the wines rested on their lees for ten months. Wines were then blended from oak, stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.

    Alcohol - 12.3%

    TASTING NOTES

    Pale straw with green edges. Fresh pear, nectarine and baked fig fruit aromas are supported by more complex barrel ferment characters of cashew and hazelnut. Delicious Chardonnay fruit characters – pear and fig – continue on the generous palate. Gentle acidity completes the long and refreshing finish.

  • REVIEWS

    'Crisp style but with plenty of flavour. Drinkers' delight. Pear, apple and slips of delicious tropical fruit, with a chalky, textural aspect rippling through the finish.'
    93 Points - James Halliday



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