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2017 Dappled Single Vineyard Champs de Cerises Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

Stunning Chardonnay from a cool Upper Yarra vineyard from the hands of talented winemaker Shaun Crinion.

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About The Wine

"Champs de Cerises" is the French term for Cherry Fields, named for the single block in the Upper Yarra Valley that this wine comes from. This vineyard was once a cherry orchard, now winemaker Shaun Crinion considers it the jewel of the vineyards he works with.

This is his most powerful and high-tensile Chardonnay from the exceptional 2017 vintage.

It sees a touch more new oak than the Appelation Chardonnay from the same vintage and also spends more time on lees which Shaun thinks highlights more of the unique qualities derived from the vineyard in the wine.

This is an electric Chardonnay - tight, inwardly concentrated and precise. It is a wine that will develop beautifully in the cellar.

About Dappled

Dappled is a producer to get on early.  Owner/winemaker Shaun Crinion has a mountain of winemaking experience from round the globe, culminating in recent years with the establishment of this, his own label. 

Shaun's focus is in expressing the regionality of the Yarra Valley through simply gorgeous Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, sourced from a range of Upper and Lower Yarra vineyards.

Through his vineyard connections, brilliantly astute winemaking and a desire to keep his wines approachable to all, the value on offer in the Dappled range is second to none.  

James Halliday named Dappled as his Best New Winery in his 2018 Wine Companion and it's not hard to see why.

Shaun Crinion - owner/winemaker of Dappled Wines
Shaun Crinion - owner/winemaker of Dappled Wines
Yarra Valley, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Opens wth spent fireworks, struck flint and cool green apple aromas. A wine of quiet intensity unfolds in the glass. Grapefruit, cinnamon apples, well poised oak providing some scaffolding. Let it warm up, let it unfurl. It's a coiled spring at the moment. Time will be kind. Beautiful Chardonnay now or in ten years. It's a great release from Shaun. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

Upper Yarra Single Vineyard wine from a cool upper Yarra site - all Dijon clone 76 from vines planted in 1997. This wine showcases the best vineyard and Terroir for the season.

Made in the same way with the same philosophy as the Appellation blend, with the exception that this wine is given more maturity time on lees in tank to express its terroir as much as possible.

Bottled by gravity, un-fined and lightly filtered.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Chardonnay fermenting in barrel at Dappled
Chardonnay fermenting in barrel at Dappled
Yarra Valley, VIC
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