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2016 Out of Step Denton View Hill Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

Very tasty Chardonnay from an excellent Yarra Valley vineyard and producer.

$33.00

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About The Wine

The thing that stands out about the Out Of Step range is the complete lack of pretension in the wines.

This 2016 Chardonnay from the Denton View vineyard in the Yarra is just that. It is unadorned by winemaking tricks -  just a fresh and fleshy example of Yarra Chardonnay.

The fruit, the star. The vintage (small production and warmer which adds a little extra ripeness to the fruit) on display.

Yarra Chardonnay is some of our favourite in the country and minimalist versions like this are the reason why.

About The Producer

Dave Chatfield is the man behind the Out Of Step project.

After working vineyards in the Yarra Valley for years, Dave decided it was time to start his own thing.

The philosophy behind his wines: “To be great it must be real, expressive & honest.”

The wines are made with very little tinkering in the winery, allowing the great vineyards he sources fruit from to shine.

Based in the Yarra Valley, but sourcing fruit from various parts of Victoria, Out Of Step is forging a reputation for serious, eye-catching wines at a great price.

Dave Chatfield, OoS winemaker
Dave Chatfield, OoS winemaker
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Back on that chardonnay horse. After losing our fruit source we took a little sabbatical from the variety in 2015. Rather than just scramble we were determined to find the right grower whom we could work with long term. And Phil Chapman & the crew at Denton View Hill are unquestionably the right growers.

Vines now hitting their straps at 12 years old, mean granitic soils that inhibit vigour & improve concentration, a great mix of clones & east-west rows on an eastern facing slope which means the fruit doesn’t get smashed by the harsh afternoon sun.

Winemaking was, as always, very simple. Pick early, whole bunch pressed, full malo & no adds other than low levels of sulphur. Beautifully balanced grapes have produced a beautifully balanced wine.

Site: Denton View Hill Vineyard, Tarrawarra (Yarra Valley), Victoria
Winemaking: Hand picked, pressed to barrel & then wild yeast fermented & matured in 10% new/90% used French oak barriques & hogsheads. Full MLF, no fining, racked, settled (but not filtered) & then into bottle. No additions other than sulphur dioxide.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

91Points
The Wine Front

"Really like the overall feel of this wine, it’s different, but ultimately likeable. Touch of fino sherry in the bouquet, fresh almond, green apply thing, touch of grassiness/herbs. Palate quite lean, but refreshing, but then again it has some curves to it too, and some breadth. Length of flavour is ok and finishes zesty/saline. Has some mojo." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Delivery

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Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

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