Yalumba `Wild Ferment` Chardonnay 2008 (12 x 750mL) Eden Valley.

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Overview

This wine is boasting a combination of unique terroir, high quality vines and the use of ‘wild ferment’ techniques, allowing the natural yeasts that occur in the vineyard to initiate fermentation.

Finely structured and seamless, the palate is all about texture. Creamy nougat, citrus and hints of white nectarine combine elegantly with the subtle nuances of French oak and a restrained citrus acidity for a lingering finish.

Region:
SA - Eden Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The colour of this wine is pale gold with green tints.

Aroma

The nose displays lifted citrus zest and fresh quince with subtle notes of white nougat and toasted almonds.

Palate

Finely structured and seamless, the palate is all about texture. Creamy nougat, citrus and hints of white nectarine combine elegantly with the subtle nuances of French oak and a restrained citrus acidity for a lingering finish.

Winemaking Note

This chardonnay is sourced from the Eden Valley and features the use of indigenous vineyard yeast, or 'wild’ yeast in the fermentation process, which are present on the on the grapes at time of harvest. The many individual yeast strains each participate in the fermentation process by building layers of complexity and finesse into the wine. Palate structure is further enhanced

through extended lees contact and regular lees stirring after completion of fermentation. Approximately 40% of the blend was fermented and matured in new, one and two year-old fine-grained French barriques which provide additional, fragrance and texture to the wine.

Vintage
2008
Region
SA - Eden Valley
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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Red 5 Star Winery -James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011

Family-owned and run by Robert Hill Smith, Yalumba has long had a commitment to quality and has shown great vision in its selection of vineyard sites, new varieties and brands. It has always been a serious player at the top end of full-bodied (and full-blooded) Australian reds, and was the pioneer in the use of screwcaps. While its estate vineyards are largely planted to mainstream varieties, it has taken marketing ownership of viognier. However, these days its own brands revolve around the Y Series and a number of stand-alone brands across the length and breadth of SA. Yalumba has been very successful in building its export base. Exports to all major markets.

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