TarraWarra Chardonnay
$2199each
$263DOZEN
WineryTarraWarra
Fruit Chardonnay
Regions Yarra Valley
  Victoria
Each $21.99
$263.00
Available by the dozen
Out front of the TarraWarra property sits a quirky herd of metal sculptures by artist Jeff Thompson, permanently grazing under a stand of trees. From fruit grown to mature Yarra Valley vines, TarraWarra's estate Chardonnay is crafted in much the same way as their flagship Reserve, the addition of a tank fermented component contributes freshness. A beautifully made, golden Chardonnay wine which over delivers, with its clean precise palate, luxuriously leesy barrel ferment characters, textural creaminess and superior length.
Chardonnay clones P58 and Mendoza, I10V1 and I10V3, 76 and 78, are hand picked off vines up to thirty years of age. Parcels, many in the form of whole bunches, are crushed and pressed, with a view to building complexity within the finished wine. Half the juices are run straight to barrel for inoculation by yeast CY3079 in a combination of new and prior use French oaks, the balance is vinified in fermenters, aimed at retaining freshness and vitality to match the length and textural richness of barrel treatments. After a fortnight, batches are filled to a selection of Francois Freres, Mercurey, Sirugue and Seguin Moreau seasoned and new oak barriques and puncheons for ten months lees maturation. Alcohol 12.8%
TASTING NOTES
Ripe pale yellow hue. Grapefruit and lemon zest aromas before underlying notes of cashew. The palate shows a creamy yet fine texture derived from time on lees. A lovely drive with persistence of flavour, elegant complexity and appealing freshness. A wholly integrated palate of ripe fruit restrained by the fine structure, French oak contributes an added dimension, delicately on the finish.
Wines by TarraWarra
TarraWarra Chardonnay
WineryTarraWarra
Fruit Chardonnay
Regions Yarra Valley
  Victoria
  Each $21.99
  $263.00
Available by the dozen
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TarraWarra Pinot Noir
WineryTarraWarra
Fruit Pinot Noir
Regions Yarra Valley
  Victoria
  Each $22.99
  $275.00
Available by the dozen
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About the TarraWarra Winery
From the outset our vision has been to produce wines of great quality and integrity amidst a location of beauty and welcome
TarraWarra Estate is a 400 hectare property on a prime site at the warm eastern end of the Yarra Valley in southern Victoria. The vineyard is planted on a north facing slope at approximately 100 metres elevation, and comprises 12 hectares of Chardonnay and 17 hectares of Pinot Noir, most of which was planted in 1983. TarraWarra»