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Yabby Lake Vineyard Chardonnay Mornington Peninsula 2006

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The 2006 Yabby Lake Chardonnay is a blend of six clones Penfolds 58, Mendoza, Dijon 76, Dijon 95 & Dijon 96, I10V1. These clones were planted in 1998 at the Yabby Lake Vineyard on the Mornington Peninsula. Each clone was planted on a specific soil type and aspect at the Yabby Lake Vineyard. The subtle variations that each block produces gives great depth of character and personality to this wine. The fruit was hand harvested and gently whole cluster pressed in small batches before it was left to settle overnight. The partially clarified juice was then transferred in barrels for fermentation. French oak barrels were used from the Voges and Allier regions (33% new). Fermentation lasted up to three weeks. The Barrels were then stirred every second week for seven months. The wine was aged on yeast lees for 10 months and then assembled and bottled in February 2007. Brilliant vibrant appearance. The wine has a lovely depth of fruit and complexity, the aromas are white peach and stone fruits with floral and citrus notes. The oak provides some background complexity. The elegant, balanced palate is dominated by crisp varietal fruit and integrated nutty oak. This medium bodied wine is well structured with a persistent crisp seamless finish. An ideal compliment to food, this wine will age gracefully for at least five years under ideal storage conditions.

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Yabby Lake International:
Yabby Lake Vineyard was established in 1998 on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, with the long-term goal of producing benchmark wines from the Burgundian varieties Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Yabby Lake Vineyard is owned by Robert and Mem Kirby who have been intimately involved in the Mornington Peninsula region for decades. The Kirbys are joined by two outstanding and renowned winemakers: Group ... Read more
Yabby Lake Vineyard was established in 1998 on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, with the long-term goal of producing benchmark wines from the Burgundian varieties Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Yabby Lake Vineyard is owned by Robert and Mem Kirby who have been intimately involved in the Mornington Peninsula region for decades. The Kirbys are joined by two outstanding and renowned winemakers: Group Winemaker Tod Dexter and Consulting Winemaker Larry McKenna. Tod and Larry are known for their relaxed and unassuming personalities, and they apply the same approach to their winemaking: they work with the grapes to develop beautiful and distinctly superior wines that are truly expressive of Yabby Lake Vineyard. The first vintage from Yabby Lake Vineyard was produced in 2002. Read less

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Snooth User: John Andrews
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3.50 5
01/23/2009

This is a wine that really suits me. Lots of tropical fruit in the nose. Grapefruit did standout though (not very tropical). Rich and creamy taste with good acidity and long finish.



The 2006 Yabby Lake Chardonnay is a blend of six clones Penfolds 58, Mendoza, Dijon 76, Dijon 95 & Dijon 96, I10V1. These clones were planted in 1998 at the Yabby Lake Vineyard on the Mornington Peninsula. Each clone was planted on a specific soil type and aspect at the Yabby Lake Vineyard. The subtle variations that each block produces gives great depth of character and personality to this wine. The fruit was hand harvested and gently whole cluster pressed in small batches before it was left to settle overnight. The partially clarified juice was then transferred in barrels for fermentation. French oak barrels were used from the Voges and Allier regions (33% new). Fermentation lasted up to three weeks. The Barrels were then stirred every second week for seven months. The wine was aged on yeast lees for 10 months and then assembled and bottled in February 2007. Brilliant vibrant appearance. The wine has a lovely depth of fruit and complexity, the aromas are white peach and stone fruits with floral and citrus notes. The oak provides some background complexity. The elegant, balanced palate is dominated by crisp varietal fruit and integrated nutty oak. This medium bodied wine is well structured with a persistent crisp seamless finish. An ideal compliment to food, this wine will age gracefully for at least five years under ideal storage conditions.

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