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Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2020

Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2020

Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2020

RRP (750 mL)
$27.00
750 mL
$18.00
6 x 750 mL
$108.00

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.

Typical of a warmer year - this Chardonnay is medium bodied and generous. With a mouth filling palate that quite literally sings a sweet sonata - the lively quince and nectarine flavours are abound. The finish gathers nicely, with lingering grapefruit and honey notes. This wine has flesh and focus.

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2020
Country Australia
Region Yarra Valley
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13%
Peak Drinking Enjoy Now
Winemaker Greg Jarratt

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

90 points Jane Faulkner

Jane Faulkner

"Lots of flavour here, without going sideways. Some citrus and stone fruit with vanilla-pod oak and woodsy spices come to the fore. Fuller bodied with requisite leesy creaminess across the palate."

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Chicken
Fish
Seafood
Pork
Cheese
Pasta
Veg

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Quite a full and complex nose displaying tinned pineapple, pear, and nectarine, along with citrus and mineral flint. Fruit aromas are enhanced by hazelnut barrel ferment characters. All this framed with some lovely French oak spice and toast.

Flavours and Palate

The palate is generous, even, and textured, with nectarine, citrus and apple pie flavours. Although quite fleshy, the wine maintains clean lines and drive through to a long finish. 

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Yarra Valley, Victoria

Cooler than Bordeaux yet warmer than Burgundy, picturesque Yarra Valley is one of Australia's foremost cool-climate wine regions. An easy one-hour’s drive from Melbourne, the area is home to more than 80 cellar doors. In addition to the huge range of wineries, the area boasts superb contemporary restaurants, authentic rustic farms - and luxury overnight accommodation if the sightseeing gets too much! The fertile Yarra Valley soils produce famously elegant and textured Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Vintage Conditions

A windy (and at times wet) spring resulted in poor fruit set, hence yields were low in the Yarra. After avoiding the fire and smoke, cool conditions led to nice slow ripening and good acid retention. A solid year.

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.