\"Light, bright yellow hue with a mineral, almost Chablis-like aroma, the palate likewise crisp and lean, more stony mineral than fruity, the finish cleansing and dry and appetising. A very refined, delicate but intense wine of great fruit purity.\"
region; Yarra Valley
vineyard; Located at Woori Yallock in the upper reaches of the Yarra Valley. Extraordinary north facing De Bortoli family owned vineyard. Planted in 1985, close vine spacing, lots of manual work in the vines, deep red basalt soils. Typically produces fine, minerally, age worthy Chardonnay.
Season; 2017 was cool and dry producing one of the most outstanding Chardonnay vintages of the last 10 years.
Light to medium colour with green edge. Minerally, delicate, classic florals, fine. Tightly structured, brioche, hazelnut, super dry and a classic briny finish.
Hand picked, chilled, hand sorted and whole bunch pressed. Juice is allowed to settle for about an hour then racked to barrel to complete fermentation using natural yeast. The wine completes malolactic fermentation to reduce the prominence of primary fruit characters and is then stirred intermittently until Spring. In December the wine is gravity racked, then bottled in early February.
Alc/Vol: 12.7%, pH: 3.16, TA: 6.6 g/L
Delicious drinking now but will develop into a wine with even more gravitas and complexity over the next 3-6 years.
Riorret Lusatia Park Chardonnay 750ml