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Whitebox Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2015

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2015 Whitebox Yarra Valley Chardonnay

 

The 2015 season began with great promise. Decent rainfall in November and December encouraged strong vine growth, and it appeared that a healthy crop was on its way.  In mid-January, conditions began to deteriorate with dramatic results. A climax was reached in late January through to early February.  Three days of temperatures in the mid 40’s were followed by the big one:- Black Saturday, the 7th of February.  Savage winds and extreme heat decimated pockets of the vineyard, however a limited quantity of high quality fruit, particularly from whites and early ripening reds such as Pinot Noir was harvested.

 

Our Yarra Valley fruit was harvested in the cool of the night and pressed off skins immediately. Following fermentation and clarification the wine was split into two parcels. The first underwent extended maturation in French oak with regular lees stirring and 100% malolactic fermentation, while the second parcel was matured in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. These parcels were blended prior to bottling, resulting in a wine which combines fresh varietal fruit with rich complexity.

 

The 2015 Whitebox Yarra Valley Chardonnay is straw-gold with a slight green hue. Classic stone fruit aromas dominate the nose with traces of vanilla and nutty oak. The palate exhibits strong varietal characters of peach, honeydew melon and citrus with background notes of butterscotch and vanilla. Lively acid gives a long lasting finish to this well-structured wine.

 

This versatile wine is suited to a broad range of dishes, including those based around poultry, veal, mushrooms or pork.