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Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2018

St Huberts

Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2018

St Huberts

Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2018

Special Treat
RRP (750 mL)
$27.00
750 mL
$18.50
6 x 750 mL
$111.00

Overview

Overview

Hubert de Castella's passion for the Yarra Valley saw him establish St Huberts in 1862. By the late 1800s it had grown to be the largest estate in the area. The wines enjoyed immediate and on-going success at wine shows both domestically and abroad. The onset of the Great Depression, the increasing popularity of fortified wine and the emerging profitability of dairy farming saw the vineyard revert to grazing in the 1920s. It wasn't until the 1960s that the Yarra Valley again rose to prominence as a wine region and St Huberts was once again one of the pioneers.

Typical of a warmer year - this Chardonnay is medium bodied and generous. With a mouth filling palate that quite literally sings a sweet sonata - the lively quince and nectarine flavours are abound. The finish gathers nicely, with lingering grapefruit and honey notes. This wine has flesh and focus.

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2018
Country Australia
Region Yarra Valley
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13%
Peak Drinking Enjoy Now
Winemaker Greg Jarratt

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

The nose displays classic Yarra chardonnay characters of pear and nectarine, along with citrus and flinty notes. Fruit aromas are enhanced by grilled nuts and nougat barrel ferment characters.

Flavours and Palate

The palate is even and textured, with nectarine and citrus flavours. Although quite elegant, the wine maintains an underlying power, with clean lines and displays a lengthy pear and oak finish.

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Chicken
Fish
Seafood
Pork
Cheese
Pasta
Veg

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

90 points James Halliday

James Halliday

White peach and grapefruit each grapple for leadership in the overall flavour combination, creamy cashew notes gesticulating from the sides of the ring.

Halliday Wine Companion

"Delicious from the start. Richly flavoured, but not heavy, with stone fruit, a squeeze of lemon freshness, ginger spice and more. Fuller-bodied and while not complex, it hits the spot."

Viticulture

Viticulture

A cool Spring followed by a mild Summer led to a late vintage in the Yarra Valley for 2017. Yields were average to below average, and the mild conditions led to steady ripening and good quality in all varieties.

Fruit for this Chardonnay was sourced from premium sites in the Lower Yarra Valley. A selection of clones was used, with over half being French Dijon and around 20% Mendoza. A mix of destemmed fruit and whole bunch pressing is employed, then high solids juice was fermented in a mixture of new and seasoned French oak. The wine spent its entire oak maturation on yeast lees and was racked just prior to blending. A small portion of the wine went through malo-lactic fermentation to add texture and palate weight.