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2013 Bird on a Wire Chardonnay

Region:Yarra Valley (Upper Yarra) , VIC

Style:Full Bodied

Producer:Bird on a Wire

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Textural and generous style of Chardonnay from the Upper Yarra.

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The Yarra Valley is considered by many as one of the epicentres of the modern Australian Chardonnay. There is much scope for differences in style amongst the Yarra sub-regions. Yarra born and raised winemaker Caroline Mooney believes the Upper Yarra offers conditions that are "perfect for Chardonnay as they help maintain natural acidity whilst the flavours develop in the fruit." Her 2013 release has received rave reviews from Campbell Mattinson, James Halliday and Andrew Graham for its complexity and generosity as a young wine. She allows 25% of the fruit to go through malolactic fermentation to put a little more flesh on the wine's bones building a more complete mouthfeel and increased enjoyment for the drinker. This is a Chardonnay that tastes like Chardonnay.

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"There’s much to like about this chardonnay. It lines up the goals and slots it straight through. Polished and creamy but grapefruity and long. Mineral notes, smoke, nectarine and toast. It doesn’t seem simple but nor does it seem forced. It drinks well now but it’s going to age well too." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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