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2021 The Wanderer Upper Yarra Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

High class limited production Chardonnay from the Upper Yarra.

$37.00

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It feels elegant and effortless...

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Andrew Marks has taken full advantage of the cooler site he sources his fruit from, crafting yet another vintage of a truly beautiful Chardonnay.

This has all the intensity and class one would expect from a producer of Andrew's stature.

It's a fine, persistent Chardonnay of incredibly high class. Another excellent release from the Wanderer stable. With only a small amount made and the stellar reputation of Andrew's solo brand, it's sure to not last long.

About The Wanderer

The Wanderer is the side label of Yarra Valley vigneron, Andrew Marks, heir apparent to the well-loved Gembrook Hill wine label in the Upper Yarra.

The Wanderer is Andrew's chance to experiment with fruit outside of the family vineyard.

He produces high-calibre Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah, in an elegant and refined style.

These are precise and finely detailed wines made with sensitivity and care that have quickly amassed a cult-like following. Only small amounts of each wine are made.

Winemaker Andrew Marks
Winemaker Andrew Marks
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

The Wanderer Chardonnay comes from the same vineyard as our Upper Yarra Pinot Noir. Cane pruned Penfolds clone vines.

The grapes were whole bunch pressed then run into barrel with full solids the next day. Wild fermentation, left on lees without stirring until bottling.

Fermentation and elevage in old french barrels. Only two barrels made, a puncheon 500L and a hogshead 300L. Only 80 doz made.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Wanderer vines
The Wanderer vines
Yarra Valley, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"I love the purity of this wine. And it’s only going to get better. Pear and green apple, lactose and honeysuckle, white peach and cedar, perhaps even some shells. It feels elegant and effortless as it shoots through to a long finish. Pop this in a cool dark place for a couple of years and it’ll do better than money in the bank." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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