Shelmerdine Chardonnay 2010 (6 x 750mL), Yarra Valley, VIC.

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The 2010 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. 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 ever so slight supporting role, both on the nose and on the palate.

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Expert Reviews

The estate-owned Lusatia Park Vineyard is in the transition to the Upper Yarra Valley, and the style of the wine certainly supports this for the flavours and overall texture is very refined, the white peach and pink grapefruit flavours left largely unmarked in terms of flavour by barrel fermentation in used French oak, a decision of choice, not economics. A class act.

Rating 95 - Drink by 2017, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (SEP/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes


The bouquet is strikingly elegant, with stone fruit, grapefruit and marzipan aromas.


The palate is fine, textured and leesy, with lovely acidity and subtle hints of nuts and spice. Fine-grained French oak plays an ever so slight supporting role, both on the nose and palate.

Winemaking Note

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 2011.

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The Shelmerdine family has a long history managing high quality vineyards in Victoria, from the Nagambie Lakes region to the Yarra Valley and Heathcote. Each of our estate vineyards is managed to produce sustainable, low yields for the highest quality possible.

The variety of climates and soil types not only creates a diverse range of wine styles, it requires careful and adaptive viticultural expertise, to bring forth the best from each vine. Hand pruning, hand picking and training all give the vineyard workers intimate knowledge of every slope, and every clone. As is often said, the best fertiliser is the vigneron's footstep.

For three generations the Shelmerdine family has been among Victoria’s most prominent grape growers. Our vision is to embrace the honesty of the Australian terroir – the rocks, the soils, and the rhythm of the seasons – which impart their own identity into the wines.

Shelmerdine has vineyards in both Heathcote and the Yarra Valley showcasing the best varieties most suited to each region.

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