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The Stag Chardonnay 2019

The Stag Chardonnay 2019

The Stag Chardonnay 2019

RRP (750 mL)
$20.00
750 mL
$12.50
6 x 750 mL
$75.00

Overview

Overview

Hubert de Castella's passion for the Yarra Valley saw him establish St Huberts in 1862. By the late 1800s it had grown to be the largest estate in the area. The wines enjoyed immediate and on-going success at wine shows both domestically and abroad. The onset of the Great Depression, the increasing popularity of fortified wine and the emerging profitability of dairy farming saw the vineyard revert to grazing in the 1920s. It wasn't until the 1960s that the Yarra Valley again rose to prominence as a wine region and St Huberts was once again one of the pioneers.

St Huberts The Stag Chardonnay is our second tier Chardonnay offering – first made in 2016. Just like the noble creature, The Stag tier of wines represents elegance, grace and esteem. Quintessentially Victorian, they are made in a classic cool-climate style.

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2019
Country Australia
Region Multi-Region Blend
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13%
Peak Drinking Enjoy Now
Winemaker Greg Jarratt

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Chicken
Fish
Seafood
Pork
Cheese
Pasta
Veg

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Lifted citrus notes of lemon tart and candied peel meld with stone fruit aromas of peach kernel and tinned pears. In the mix are mineral flint, white flowers, and pie crust.

Flavours and Palate

The wine is fresh, light and lively without being lean, with pear and lemon butter following on from the nose. Vibrant and restrained, with just a feather dusting of spicy oak. The finish is clean cut with lingering citrus notes.

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Victoria

Australia’s second smallest state is home to more regions and wineries than any other. A mix of cool and warm regions means variety is the spice of life in Victoria – from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula, to rich Shiraz from Heathcote and the Grampians and world famous fortified wines from Rutherglen, it’s a paradise for wine lovers.

A warm and humid Spring promoted strong canopies and good fruit set. Yields were good, and thankfully intake was well paced and spaced. A very warm vintage without extreme heat. All varieties display ripe flavours.

Greg Jarratt - Winemaker

Greg is a natural DIYer who relishes the challenge of making things. Whether it involves soldering jewellery, or making award-winning St Huberts Cabernet, Greg is very creative and hands on.
Following a Bachelor of Applied Science in Wine at Charles Sturt University and vintage work around Australia and in Bordeaux, Greg was appointed Assistant Winemaker and Cellar Hand at Coldstream Hills in the Yarra Valley in 1995. During his three-year tenure, Greg went back to Bordeaux in 1996 and then Languedoc-Roussillon working for La Perouse wines in 1997. In 1998, he moved to the Hunter Valley and made wines for Lindeman’s, Tulloch and Hungerford Hill. Nonetheless he had developed a taste for the Yarra Valley, so in 2001 Greg returned to Coldstream Hills and in 2006 was appointed Winemaker of St Huberts. Greg is a Len Evans Tutorial scholar, and has been an Associate Judge and Judge at wine shows including the Canberra National Wine Show and the Royal Sydney & Melbourne Wine Shows.