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2017 Single Vineyard 'Terre' Chardonnay

Regular: $60.00
Varietal: Chardonnay 100%
Vintage: 2017
Cellaring: 10-12 years
Alcohol: 13%
Smoky & floral; bright peach, grapefruit & melon aromas backed by white fl owers & creamy nougat notes. Round & generous palate with stonefruit, melon, citrus & nutty, creamy complexity -soft fi nish of acidity, marzipan & coriander.96 POINTS · HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION 2019
Tasting Notes: Smoky and floral; bright peach, grapefruit and melon aromas backed by white flowers and creamy nougat notes. Round and generous, with a luscious, fatty core of stonefruit, melon and citrus and nutty, creamy complexity, it culminates in a soft finish of racy acidity and lingering suggestions of marzipan and coriander. Artfully balanced, with an underlying minerality.
Winemaking Notes: Hand-picked 27th March.Crushed and pressed with full solids to French oak (20% new), natural primary fermentation and no malolactic fermentation.10 months on lees in French oak before being racked and blended in preparation for bottling.
Viticultural Notes: Swallowfield is located in Gembrook, making it the southernmost vineyard in the Yarra Valley. While Gembrook is known for its volcanic derived red soils, Swallowfield sits on a granite outcrop. These quartz rich soils are perfect for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. This is the third release of our ‘Terre’ Chardonnay. A blend of Swallowfield vineyards block one I clone, 96 and 76 is the equivalent of a village wine. After several warm growing seasons, 2017 was a return to a classic Yarra Valley harvest producing balanced, elegant wines with wonderful natural acidity.