Medhurst Estate Vineyard Chardonnay 2018 (Yarra Valley, Victoria) "...grapefruit, peach, brioche..."

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Medhurst Wines is the realisation of the long held and shared vision of Ross and Robyn Wilson to make wines of provenance from their Yarra Valley property. Each Medhurst wine reflects the site and variety from which it is made and the season in which it is grown.

The Medhurst Vineyard was particularly chosen for its favourable microclimate, north facing slopes, good drainage and magnificent aspect. It was planted in 2000 with chardonnay, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon and shiraz.

With the sole objective of making the best wine possible, careful vineyard management ensures yields are low, averaging two tonnes per acre and providing intensely flavoured fruit.

Each parcel of fruit receives the same care and attention in the winery as in the vineyard. New and older French oak is used after considering the potential for each parcel. The wines that result are released only when they are ready and are of the standard to which Medhurst is committed. At all times quality is paramount.

"From a single block of I10V1 clone and grafted Mendoza clone (ex. Yabby Lake), hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, wild-fermented (33% mlf) and matured in French oak (35% new). An exceedingly pure and fine wine, grapefruit (pink and white), white peach and pear, the oak absorbed in magical fashion." - 95 Points, James Halliday

"Brilliant very pale straw, some luminescent greens. The nose is highly restrained, subtle with hints of grapefruit, white peach, brioche and spice. The palate is poised, lively and full of purpose, charming balance of flint and fine creaminess. The earth derived pithiness is wrapped in powerful white peach fruit again and framed with zesty, frisky natural acids. Complexing very tight grain oak is in the background and ensures the structure and integrity of the wine is in place for at least 8-10 years in bottle." - Winery notes