Giant Steps Wombat Creek Chardonnay 2019

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About This Wine

Wombat Creek is the newest addition to the Giant Steps repertoire of Single Vineyard Chardonnays. This release is simply smoking.

This is a blistering wine, one for the lovers of the leaner, energised modern Yarra Valley Chardonnay style.

Exquisite work from this master of the Yarra.
Type White Wine
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Country Australia
Region Yarra Valley
Brand Giant Steps
Vintage 2019

Yarra Valley Wine

The Yarra Valley wine region is the most important area of wine production in Victoria today, and with its proximity to Melbourne, also the most visited in the state.

Yarra Valley is split into the Upper Yarra and the valley floor. The Upper Yarra is cooler in climate due to its elevation and coupled with younger, fertile, red soils produces most of the region’s notable varietals: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The valley floor is warmer and has predominantly grey soils with pockets of granite and limestone.

Pinot noir has long been considered a notoriously difficult variety to grow. However, the cool climate and longer growing seasons of the Yarra Valley allow the fruit to develop full flavoured and ripe character.

Chardonnay in the past has long been associated with a deep oily, buttery style that experiences full malolactic fermentation and great amounts of oak. This style has since fallen out of favour and wine makers in the Yarra Valley have capitalized on this trend to produce leaner, acid driven Chardonnays that are closer in style to those from Burgundy.

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James Halliday – Two barrels spontaneously underwent malolactic fermentation. The elevation of the Wombat Creek Vineyard at 410m makes this the last vineyard to be picked, and gives the wine a spine of acidity, with a wealth of nectarine and melon fruit wrapped around it. 13% alc, screwcap 97 points, drink to 2033

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