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2019 Denton Shed Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

A spot-on balance of flintiness and flesh in this smashable Chardonnay made by Luke Lambert.

$30.00

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About The Wine

The Denton View Shed Chardonnay comes from the bottom of the Denton View vineyard slope.

The vines are wider spaced at the bottom of the hill. It makes for a more generous style of Chardonnay, with more width and riper fruit flavours than the premium Denton View Chardonnay.

This wine shows distinct mineral characters and a rounder, more voluptuous version of Yarra Valley Chardonnay.

Made by Luke Lambert in a fuller-bodied style - this is a very good wine at the price.

About Denton View Hill

Denton View Hill was founded by John Denton, one of Australia’s most celebrated architects.

This is a unique site in the Yarra Valley littered with huge granite boulders making it particularly suited to growing exceptional Nebbiolo in particular.

The wines are currently made by the skilled hands of Luke Lambert, one of the Yarra Valley's finest younger generation winemakers. 

The wines are powerful and bold in the context of Yarra Valley wine. A great winemaker and a great site working in total lockstep yielding excellent results.

Bird
Bird's eye view of 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 Denton View Hill Vineyard.

Winemaking

Whole bunch pressed and wild fermented and matured in a mix of stainless steel tank and old French oak. Wild malo-lactic fermentation (100%). Left on full lees with occasional stirring for 6 months. Bottled without fining or filtration. Flint, talc, river stone, jasmine and citrus. Pulpy, solids-y weight from whole bunch and dirty juice ferment. Even in these warmer years the granitic soils of the vineyard ensure a clean acid line and cool fruit characters.

Vintage 2019

A warmer, dryer year but probably the most elegant, fine wines we've made from a hot year. A very good growing season. Despite the hot summer our unique site and granite soils always provide good freshness and acidity.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.00%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

92Points
The Wine Front

"It’s a pear-flavoured chardonnay with nectarine and white peach characters pushing juicily through. It feels effortless and flowing, its medium intensity holding a sure and sustained line from start to finish. The word impeccable springs to mind." - Campbell Mattinson (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.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

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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