2018 Yeringberg Chardonnay Yarra Valley – The 2018 vintage was earlier than the cool 2017, but slightly later than many vintages last decade. After a lot of rain in spring and early summer, the grapes ripened steadily in dry weather with mostly moderate temperatures. Careful disease management and bunch thinning resulted in all varieties being picked in excellent condition. Crops were relatively generous, and the wines show great intensity and depth of flavour at modest alcohol levels with perfectly ripe tannins.
A wonderful year for Chardonnay, the 2018 shows the hallmark finesse, delicacy and poise the variety draws from their vineyard. The nose is cool, crisp and inviting with elegant aromas, notes of nectarine, white peach and a hint of struck match, and with time shows a spicy, delicately buttery, hazelnut and oatmeal richness. On the palate, juicy, tangy nectarine fruit adds beautifully to the rounded richness of the vintage. It has wonderful weight and drive, with an intensity, volume and length that belie the elegance of the structure. A wine to enjoy now or over the next 6-7 years.
Single Price: $80.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $60.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $720.00