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2019 Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Chardonnay

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

One of the Mornington Peninsula's benchmark Chardonnay producers, Yabby Lake rarely misses.

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About The Wine

Tom Carson's Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Chardonnay is one of the most bankable white wines in the region.

Carson looks to produce a "chardonnay of great purity, reflecting our site and the season in which it was grown." Everthing is judged just so.

The new oak influence is kept to a subtle framework, the juice is prevented from going through malolactic fermentation to maintian the crystal-clear acid line that is ever present in Yabby Lake Chardonnay.

It's always one of the best examples of Chardonnay on the Peninsula. This vintage is no exception.

Winemaker Tom Carson
Winemaker Tom Carson
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
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From The Producer

Our philosophy is to craft a chardonnay of great purity, reflecting our site and the season in which it was grown. It’s the attention and care in the vineyard that is most critical to allowing that expression. A warm summer with resultant early harvest, produced wines that have great intensity, detailed structure and excellent depth of flavour.

Each parcel of chardonnay was carefully handpicked between 27 February - 1 March, in pristine condition. Every parcel was handled separately in the winery, with minimal intervention. The chardonnay was whole bunch pressed and transferred with solids, into tight grain 500L French oak puncheons (20% new) to undergo natural fermentation. It was then left to mature on lees for 12 months, without malolatic fermentation proceeding. Barrels transferred to tank for a further 4 months on lees until bottling in early June 2020.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Yabby Lake vineyard
Yabby Lake vineyard
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
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Halliday Wine Companion

"No single-block wines this vintage, with all fruit allocated to the single-vineyard wines across the range. This has morphed into a more savoury wine with almost a complete absence of fruit flavours, except for a flutter of citrus. It has the sulphide stamp, the restraint yet even tighter with acidity leading. A hint of beeswax, just the finest creamy leesy flavour. This should pad out in time, and if drinking now, don't chill it down too much." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

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Beautiful Peninsula Chardonnay

Classic peninsula chardonnay - with or with out food.

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wonderful palatable drink

Very balanced, not to fruity. Leaves a fantastic after taste on the palate

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