Wine Region: Yarra Valley (Gruyere), Australia
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Gentle white peach fruit flavours are the hallmark of Yarra Yering Chardonnay. A highly individual style, reflecting its single vineyard origin. A little ginger cream spice and texture from barrel maturation and fermentation add layers, depth and intrigue while the fresh line of acidity drives the palate prolonging the fruit flavour.
About the Winery
In 1973 Dr Bailey Carrodus released the first commercial vintage of wine from the Yarra Valley since 1923. The wines reflect this highly individual man, the site he chose so carefully, and the vagaries of the seasons in which they are produced. Today, Yarra Yering's Winemaker Sarah Crowe is honouring the tradition that Dr Carrodus started in 1969. She is focusing on giving individual blocks and varieties the time and attention they deserve to continue making high quality wine.
94 Points – James Halliday Wine Companion
93 Points – Huon Hooke, The Real Review
93 Points – Gary Walsh, winefront.com.au
Overall Trophy Winner – Chardonnay Challenge 2017,