Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2018 (6 x 750mL), Mornington Pen.

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Overview

It’s intense and complex with pristine peach and citrus fruit, subtle toasty oak and great depth of flavour, all tightly wrapped up in refined minerality. This is length and poise vinified. It will develop even more if cellared for another 2-3 years. Makes a flawless pair to smoked salmon and feta tartlets.

Region:
VIC - Mornington Peninsula
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

James Halliday

96 Points

Various clones from different blocks, hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, cloudy juice into French puncheons (20% new), matured for 11 months. This has elegance as well as generous proportions, every input of fruit and oak made to measure.

James Halliday Wine Companion 2020, 1 August, 2019

Winery Tasting Notes

Defined by its citrus blossom aromatic lift and precise long, lingering finish. Characteristic pristine, pure and intense aroma. The palate is poised and complex. Tightly wound together with a precise minerality, the wine has beautiful line and length.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal - 5 Stars - 2019 Mornington Peninsula Vignerons Awards

Silver Medal - Class 2, Chardonnay - 2018 Vintage, 17/20 points - Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2019

Victorian Wines of Provenance - 5 Stars - Class 62, Victorian White Wines of Provenance, 2018/2012/2008 Vintages - Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2019

Vintage
2018
Region
VIC - Mornington Peninsula
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12.5%

Winery Profile

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Yabby Lake is a dynamic Australian wine producer intent on crafting wines with a genuine sense of identity. We own vineyards in three distinct regions of Victoria, producing single vineyard wines under the Yabby Lake and Heathcote Estate labels. Red Claw and Cooralook are regional expressions of Mornington Peninsula, Heathcote and the Strathbogie Ranges.

Founded by the Kirby family, the Yabby Lake business is now headed up by Chief Winemaker and General Manager Tom Carson with a dedicated team of the industry's most experienced wine professionals working to deliver the Kirby family vision.

The first chapter of this exciting Australian wine story started in 1992 when the Kirby family planted its first vineyard at Red Hill on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. Intimately involved in the Mornington Peninsula region for decades, it was only natural that founders Robert and Mem Kirby would plant their first vines in the area.

In 1998, after much searching and careful planning, the Yabby Lake Vineyard was established in the sub-region of Moorooduc.

One year later, a rare and special parcel of land on the ancient Cambrian soils of Heathcote was planted with the sole objective to grow and craft one wine - a single vineyard shiraz.

Around the same time, the family also purchased the original Mount Helen Vineyard in the Strathbogie Ranges.

The Kirby family began working with viticulturist Keith Harris and soon engaged Larry McKenna to oversee the early vintages. Renowned Mornington Peninsula winemaker Tod Dexter was employed in 2004, applying his specialist knowledge of the region.

In 2008, after a decade of careful planning of the family's wine interests, Robert and Mem handed control of the family's vineyards and established labels to their children Nina and Clark.

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