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2017 Single Vineyard 'Premier' Chardonnay

Regular: $100.00
Varietal: Chardonnay 100%
Vintage: 2017
Cellaring: 10-12 years
Alcohol: 13.4%
Pristine, waxy aromas of grapefruit, white peach, white & yellow fl owers & tight-knit vanilla oak overlie notes of ginger & coriander. A long & deep palate with a fi ne, chalky spine cloaked in creamy, nougat-like complexity wrapped in an energetic acidity.
Tasting Notes: Extraordinary chardonnay that deftly combines layers of emphatic, translucent fruit with measured winemaking input. Pristine, waxy aromas of grapefruit, white peach, white and yellow flowers and tight-knit vanilla oak overlie notes of ginger, coriander and smoked meats. Its vivacious, assertive core of fruit extends long and deep down a fine, chalky spine, all the while cloaked in creamy, nougat-like complexity and wrapped in an energetic, brittle acidity. A hint of honeysuckle emerges as it finishes. One of the finest Australian chardonnays made to this time. 98 POINTS · JEREMY OLIVER.
Winemaking Notes: Hand-picked 27th February.Crushed and pressed with full solids straight to oak (20% new), both primary fermentation and malolactic fermentation were natural.10 months in oak, racked off lees and filtered just prior to bottling. Unfined.
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. The second release of our ‘premier’ single vineyard Chardonnay. Swallowfield block One, I-clone traditionally produces the fruit that best represents this site. After several warm growing seasons, 2017 was a return to a classic Yarra Valley harvest producing balanced, elegant wines with wonderful natural acidity.