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2017 Denton Yellow Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

Amazingly powerful and complex Chardonnay. Truly unique Australian wine here.

$48.00

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About
a compelling, richer white of great interest and good drinking.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

This is just the second ever release of this unique Chardonnay, coming from the stellar 2017 Yarra Valley season and made by the hands of the incredibly talented Luke Lambert. It's a Chardonnay with a twist.

What started as an accident in 2015 has been repeated here with great impact.  It's aged for two years untopped in barrel, with a flor (natural veil of yeast) developing to create something more akin to the famous sous voile Vin Jaune wine style of the famous French region Jura, than something you would normally see from the Yarra Valley.

And it's absolutely epic in its style.  Powerful, complex, flavour-packed but still with zippy acidity.  A fascinating and delicious modern Aussie wine.

The view from Denton View Hill
The view from Denton View Hill
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Viticulture

Site: Denton View Hill Vineyard – Yarra Valley
Soil type: Granite
Aspect: North-East

Sourced from the bottom section of the North Eastern slope of the Denton View Hill Vineyard.

Winemaking

10% fermented as whole bunches to dryness. Matured in old French oak with wild yeast ferment and wild malo-lactic fermentation (100%). Left on full lees and without topping for 2 years the barrel developed a flor on the surface of the wine. No sulfur was used through maturation and the flor character appeared stable and thick. Bottled without fining or filtration June 2020. The granitic soils of the vineyard show strongly here, and the high acid and tannin of DENTON Chardonnay is what allows this wine to work so well under flor. A more subtle flor wine than the 2015, the coolness of the vintage shows more citrus and freshness here.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

The talented Luke Lambert
The talented Luke Lambert
Yarra Valley, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"Chardonnay that sees about 10% whole bunch fermented then all the juice left in barrels untopped for two years. A project and a half, ey?  Feels textural and complex, quite rich but buoyed by saline mineral characters, ripe citrus, green apple. Chewy in the palate, lively and slightly zingy in its acid profile and all up a compelling, richer white of great interest and good drinking. Gotta like the fino and zestiness here!" - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

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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Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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