Unity Single Vineyard Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2017

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Allegiance Wines Unity Single Vineyard Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2017

Varieties

Chardonnay

Region

Yarra Valley, Victoria

Vineyard

Hyde Park Vineyard, Coldstream, Yarra Valley. East to North-East aspect, classic Coldstream duplex mudstone clay soils. The clone is I10V1, selected for balance of acid and ripeness. This parcel was hand picked.

Wine

making Notes

Whole bunch pressed. Cold settled for two days with no enzymes. Racked with some solids to 500L French Oak puncheon barrels – 12% new and the remainder neutral, then left alone to ferment naturally. Fermented in a cool cellar over a period of 6 weeks, with some stirring every few days towards the end of ferment and for a further 4 weeks post ferment before adding SO2 and prior to the commencement of malolactic fermentation. Matured on gross lees in puncheon for 10 months, then racked to tank. Cellar potential of 4-6 years.

Colour

Bright straw with a golden hue

Nose

Opens with grapefruit, green apple and lemon blossom, as well as mineral tones of slate and flint. A little time in the glass reveals white peach, cashew, subtle spice and creamy lemon curd.

Palate

Tight, long and refreshingly tart, yet with the generous flow and drive of juicy stone fruit and citrus. Floral, nutty and creamy in texture the palate is underpinned by purity and minerality. Light, nimble, textural and full of varietal flavour.

Dedication

Shoulder to shoulder we stand with pride, love and unity

Erik de Haart survived one of Australia’s worst tragedies - the 2002 Bali bombings.  The heartbreaking loss of his Coogee Dolphins team mates and the horrendous aftermath of the attack will never leave him. Whilst his courageous and selfless efforts on that terrible night saved many lives, Erik personally retreated from the hero tag that everyone else believed he deserved.  After many years of suffering in silence, Erik has displayed even more courage to bring attention to one of our society’s most insidious dangers – the mental anguish he suffers through the guilt of those he couldn’t save.  Erik’s powerful story will continue to assist other people in our community to seek assistance with their own problems.  Whilst we will never know the ever present emotional pain he endures, we stand shoulder to shoulder with Erik in pride, love and unity.

If you or anyone you know needs help contact:

Lifeline on 13 11 14 or www.beyondblue.org.au

Awards

Great Gold Medal (95+ points) – 2019 Catavinum World Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2018 China Wine & Spirits Awards

Gold Medal (94 points) – Wine Showcase

Gold Medal – 2018 Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge

Reviews

93 points (5 stars) – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit  An elegantly styled chardonnay, the bouquet shows white fleshy stone fruit, rockmelon, nougat and lemon peel characters with hints of toasted almond and flint. The palate delivers focused mouthfeel and fine texture, beautifully supported by delicate fruit intensity and bright acidity, finishing persistent and mouth-watering. At its best: now to 2022.

92 points – Huon Hooke  Nutty, subtle nougat and creamy lees aromas. The palate is high-acid and frisky, tingly, zesty, refreshing and appetising on the end-palate and aftertaste. A very good, albeit pared-back, almost racy aperitif style, which could be good with oysters. It has cool-grown tension and energy.

92 points – Stephen Read, Wine Matrix  This Handpicked single vineyard Yarra Valley wine shows its class from the start. Pale straw, clean and star bright it glows in the glass asking to be drunk. Tight and subtle at first on the nose, with peach, mineral tones, hints of oak and some nuttiness. As the wine opens up you get the full complex array of different aromas including some yeasty tones from lees.  Light clean and refreshing, extremely well balanced between the tart acid, fruit and good use of malo.  Stone fruit and citrus flavours are made more interesting by the clear mineral overtones. Finishing up with good length and flavours that just stay. This is perfect example of a well-made cool climate chardonnay and will improve with 5+ years in the cellar.

91 – Patrick Eckel  A light yellow in the glass with some mealy richness with touches of balanced almond and white peach. An attractive wine with curves in the right places, there is a fullness of stone fruits that are set against a gentle thread of almond meal with some grapefruit inspired texture. There is a lemony acidity that works well against the richer stone fruits and candied apple, the finish has good length and will continue to evolve over the next few years. Optimal Drinking 2018 – 2026.

Alcohol

12.0%

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