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2017 First Foot Forward Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

96 point Chardonnay from Martin Siebert at First Foot Forward. Drop-dead bargain!

$27.00

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About The Wine

Martin Siebert has an impressive resume having worked at the well-reputed Benjamin Leroux in Burgundy, Pegasus Bay in NZ and Yarra Yering in the Yarra Valley. His own project here now with First Foot Forward. The wines show every ounce of his experience.

This is Chardonnay from a very cool site in the Yarra, grown during the splendid 2017 vintage. If you like Yarra Chardonnay, you're going to like this - it's as simple as that.

James Halliday likened this wine to "polishing 24-carat gold." in his outstanding 96 point review.

This is great drinking here for the Yarra fan that's not going to bust the bank. 

About First Foot Forward

Martin Siebert's sensational value range of wines burst onto the Yarra Valley wine scene with his excellent 2015 vintage release.

Made in classic Yarra Valley styles, her delivers excellent drinking with interest at a very modest price-point.

A label to watch for the serious Yarra bargain hunter.

Winemaker Martin Siebert
Winemaker Martin Siebert
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

I have been a part of this vineyard (in various roles) for ten of its twenty-one year life and I have always impressed with how meticulously cared for it is by owner Jody Dawson. Perched high in the Dandenong Ranges just inside the southern boundary of the Yarra Valley, this is a unique and challenging site.

The site leans steeply into the morning sun. It’s unirrigated and very cool. After a long ripening season, the golden green bunches were hand picked and pressed to tank for brief settling. The very cloudy juice filled the barrels (mostly seasoned 500L Puncheons) to undergo wild fermentation. One of the five barrels was left to go through malo; the others were sulphured shortly after dry to retain freshness.

After nine months in barrel, on lees, the final blend was made and bottled.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 194 dozen

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Hand-picked, wild-fermented in puncheons, 20% mlf, matured on lees for 9 months. This would immediately be identified as an Upper Yarra Valley wine, but it's nowhere near all the other vineyards - it's higher and leans steeply into the morning sun. The wine is intensely focused, long and linear. All the right winemaking steps have been done, but it's like polishing 24-carat gold." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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