Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2011
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An intense, complex and pristine aroma. The palate is finely poised, with wonderful depth and delicacy. The wine is tightly wound together with a precise minerality and finishes with great purity.
With the drought in Victoria finally broken, winter rain in 2010 was above average and was followed by two wet spring months in September and October. Fortunately it dried up in late November and early December to allow flowering and fruit set to occur. This cold, wet weather pattern continued into 2011 with February and March both two degrees below average temperatures. Fortunately April temperatures returned to normal allowing fruit to ripen slowly into vintage which was two to three weeks later than has been ‘the norm’. Meticulous vineyard management allowed us to manage any disease pressures.
The 2011 growing season was cooler and wetter than average and subsequently produced delicate and composed wines.
Region Tuerong, Mornington Peninsula
Clones 60% P58 Clone (Block 1), 30% Mendoza (Block 1), 10% B96 (Block 4)
Soil Sandy Clay Loam with iron shot stone and light medium clay
Winemaker Tom Carson
Viticulturist Keith Harris
Our philosophy is to craft a chardonnay of great purity,
reflecting our site and the season in which it was grown.
It’s the attention and care in the vineyard that is most
critical to allowing that expression. The fruit was
carefully handpicked and arrived at the winery in
pristine condition. Every parcel of chardonnay was
handled separately in the winery, with minimal
intervention. The chardonnay was simply pressed into
tight grain 500L French oak puncheons (10% new) to
undergo fermentation, all with wild yeasts. It was then
left to mature on lees for ten months, without malolatic
fermentation proceeding, until bottling in February
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