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Wantirna Isabella Chardonnay 2018

94 POINTS - WINE FRONT!

 

"Ripe peachy expression with butter menthol, mint, wheatgerm and spice. Juicy pear and peach, a certain citrus cut through the gloss and glide of this flavoursome little number, some flint, savoury umami character, juicy and chalky through a nice long finish. It’s a proper Chardonnay, and feels pretty much ready, almost raring, to go." - Gary Walsh, Wine Front

 

"The chardonnay grapes are hand harvested early in the day and then pressed in an air bag press. The juice is then chilled, settled and inoculated with yeast before being transferred to a cool underground cellar for fermentation in new, one and two year old French oak barrels. The wine is left to age on the yeast lees with regular lees stirring to increase the texture of the wine. After around 11 months, the wine is fined and sent to bottle.

The Isabella chardonnay trademark is its elegance and rounded middle palate texture. With time in bottle the fruit flavours develop into complex nuts and toast character with a succulent yet tight finish." - Wantirna

 

Country:
Australia
Region:
VIC- Yarra Valley
Type:
Wine White
Variety:
Wine White - Chardonnay
Vintage:
2018
Size:
750mL
Price Category:
$ 50-100

$80.00