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2017 Denton Yarra Valley Chardonnay

2017 Denton Yarra Valley Chardonnay

It’s a wine of layers but it’s also a wine where everything has meshed, like the fine-grained ringlets of a tree. A soft, beguiling expression of this grape.'
94 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front (2015 Vintage)

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DESCRIPTION
  • The Denton vineyard in the Yarra Valley is one famous patch of dirt. Formed on a granite outcrop the overlooks the north side of the Yarra River, it's an incredible perched position that looks and feels more like the gentle slops of Burgundy. Many of the great Yarra names have souced fruit from this site, including Oakridge, Luke Lambert, Arfion and Punch, and yet it is the wines made under their very own label (with the guidance of Luke Lambert at the helm) which seem to be making the most waves.

    This Chardonnay is all about intensity. It's leesy, with wild malolactic fermentation taking place, and a full 12 months with occasional stirring. Pristine, with piercing line and length; noting citrus, crushed oyster shells, grapefruit and lanolin. An breathtaking example of what the Yarra can do in a colder vintage, from one of the better sites. Limited stock available.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Sourced from the top section of the North Eastern slope of the Denton View Hill, the high density Chardonnay always provides wine with greater drive and structure than the lower slopes.

    Whole bunch pressed to older French oak barriques for wild yeast ferment and wild malo-lactic fermentation (100%). No temperature control used. Left on full lees with occasional stirring for 12 months. Bottled without fining or filtration.

    This close planted chardonnay block gives maximum fruit power while holding high natural acidity and clean, mineral texture. A muscular but lithe combination of stone fruit, citrus and granitic, charry lift. Decant before serving in large Burgundy glasses.

  • REVIEWS

    Previous Vintage Reviews

    'Chardonnay from a close-planted block. According to the website: “Whole bunch pressed older French oak barriques for wild yeast ferment and wild malo-lactic fermentation (100%). No temperature control used. Left on full lees with occasional stirring for 12 months. Bottled without fining or filtration.” Made by Luke Lambert.

    Slinky chardonnay. Highly distinctive too. Milk products, oyster shells, honeysuckle, steel and lees, a glide of stone fruit and custard powder sliding through. It’s a wine of layers but it’s also a wine where everything has meshed, like the fine-grained ringlets of a tree. A soft, beguiling expression of this grape.'
    94 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front