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2016 The Wanderer Upper Yarra Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

High class limited production Chardonnay from the Upper Yarra.

$35.00

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I could drink this Upper Yarra Chardonnay every day of the week.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Andrew Marks has taken full advantage of the cooler site he sources his fruit from during the 2016 season, crafting two barrels of beautiful Chardonnay from the same vineyard as his Upper Yarra Pinot Noir.

This has all the intensity and class one would expect from a producer of Andrew's stature.

The 2016 was described as "As immaculate as it is more-ish." by Campbell Mattinson in his 93+ point review.

Another excellent release from the Wanderer stable. With only 80 dozen made and the growing reputation of Andrew's solo brand, it's sure to not last long.

About The Wanderer

The Wanderer is the side label of Yarra Valley vigneron, Andrew Marks, heir apparent to the well-loved Gembrook Hill wine label in the Upper Yarra.

The Wanderer is Andrew's chance to experiment with fruit outside of the family vineyard.

He produces high-calibre Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah, in an elegant and refined style.

These are precise and finely detailed wines made with sensitivity and care that have quickly amassed a cult-like following. Only small amounts of each wine are made..

Winemaker Andrew Marks
Winemaker Andrew Marks
Yarra Valley, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"I could drink this Upper Yarra Chardonnay every day of the week. The style, the quality, the flavours and the over-riding impression of effortlessness. There’s nothing try-hard about this chardonnay, and that’s what makes it such a good wine to settle in with. Sweet oatmeal, pear, white peach and cedar wood flavours trip deliciously through the palate. As immaculate as it is more-ish." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

The Wanderer Chardonnay comes from the same vineyard as our Upper Yarra Pinot Noir. Cane pruned Penfolds clone vines. The grapes were whole bunch pressed then run into barrel with full solids the next day. Wild fermentation, left on lees without stirring until bottling. A kiss of new oak during fermentation before elevage in old french barrels. Only two barrels made.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : DIAM Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 2 barrels

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