The 2009 Yarra Valley Chardonnay continues our evolution towards a more pure and refined style of this variety. We believe this is the best way to express the inherent character of our Upper Yarra Valley Vineyards.
- VIC - Yarra Valley
The De Bortoli philosophy and techniques applied to make this wine are obvious as they are successful, resulting in an exceptionally harmonious package. No one of the many aroma and flavour inputs stands out from the others, but there is no doubt about its sense of place or its varietal base. Drink to 2019: Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2012
Winery Tasting Notes
This wine exhibits a delicate bouquet of quince, fig and peach, which are combined on the palate with refreshing minerality and balanced acidity. Oak plays an every so slight supporting role, both on the nose and on the palate.
The fruit for this wine was hand-picked to ensure intact berries before being gently whole-bunch pressed. The juice was lightly settled, then racked to French oak for barrel fermentation. The barrel selection consisted of medium toast barrels sourced predominantly from the forests of Troncais and Vosges, non of
which was new, to encourage delicacy and expression of site. The wines remained in barrel for 10 months with regular lees stirring before blending and bottling under screwcap in early 2010.