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2017 Rouleur Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

Another great Chardonnay release from the incredible 2017 Yarra Valley vintage. Watch out for Rouleur!

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About The Wine

Matt East's wine story is a tale of two halves. The first chapter tells of his days growing up on the Yarra Valley vineyard planted by his father.

This Chardonnay comes from two vineyards in the Upper Yarra Valley. It's refined and explosive through the finish as observed by James Halliday in his 95 point review.

With releases like this, it's no wonder Rouleur was named one of James Halliday's Top 10 Best New Wineries in 2017.

His is a label to watch, to be sure.

Rouleur main man, Matt East
Rouleur main man, Matt East
Yarra Valley, VIC
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From The Producer

We sourced fruit for our 2017 Chardonnay from two exceptional vineyards situated in the cool Upper Yarra Valley, where both blocks provided a variation of high quality clones for us to play with (76, P58 and i10V1).

Vintage 2017 in the Yarra Valley was long, mild and well suited to our elegant, restrained fruit style. Chardonnay was a star in 2017 and we look forward to watching these wines unwind and build in bottled complexity.

Our fruit is all handpicked and sorted with a larger portion (95%) being whole bunch pressed, full solids run straight to barrel. The remaining fruit was destemmed and fermented on skins in small open pots for 5 days to add complexity and mouthfeel.

Once in barrel, the lightly sulphured juice is allowed to settle before fermentation kicks off with mostly wild yeast. Batonnage is practised regularly during the cooler months to build further layers and the wine remains on gross lees for the entire time in oak (9 months). We avoid MLF and prefer to ‘walk a bright acid line’ keeping our Chardonnay pure, fresh and linear - allowing it to evolve in bottle over time.

In mid November 2017, the wine was racked to tank and settled for a few weeks before being fined, lightly filtered and bottled.

The 2017 Rouleur Chardonnay opens with white nectarine, lemon barley fragrance, a hint of lees and complex sulfides. The palate is tangy with a core of mineral acid balanced by grapefruit citrus and white fleshed stone fruits. There’s curd, and just a lick of new oak adding extra layers behind fine fruit. 

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.80%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

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Halliday Wine Companion

"From two vineyards in Woori Yallock and Macclesfield, hand-picked, 90% whole-bunch pressed to barrel, 10% fermented on skins, 10% mlf, matured for 9 months on lees in French oak (15% new). Until the finish you think this is simply a good Yarra Valley chardonnay, then the power of the finish and aftertaste hits you. Great stuff." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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Good value Chardonnay

Lots of energy and plenty of flavour.

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