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.
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.
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.
A crisp and bright white with sliced green-apple and lime character. Medium and fresh. Tangy finish. A vivid and delicious wine.