Yalumba Y Series Unwooded Chardonnay 2010
Chardonnay from South Australia, Australia
The Yalumba Y Series Unwooded Chardonnay 2010 is pale straw in color and is a medium bodied wine, built around fresh fruit, with lees texture. The aromas are signified by nectarine and grapefruit with hints of nougat and cinnamon. The palate has layers of grapefruit and nougat flavors. This is a finely textured wine that finishes with crisp acid that leaves a lasting impression of grapefruit sorbet. Enjoy with a burger filled with grilled haloumi, grilled eggplant, fresh rocket and hummus. Also suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
Wine & Spirits - "Pain grille scents and creme brulee flavors may sound fussy and French, but this is really just a brisk, clean chardonnay focused on lime zest and pure, grapey length of flavor. There's a lovely acid bite to the finish..."
International Wine Cellar - "Bright yellow. High-pitched aromas of green apple and quince, with a deeper nectarine quality in the background. Juicy, palate-coating orchard fruit flavors are pleasantly straightforward and expand in the mid-palate, picking up a touch of peach nectar. A kick of lemon pith adds focus and bite to the finish. Lots of fruit here. "
Yalumba is Australia's oldest family-owned winery, founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith. From modest beginnings, the Yalumba Wine Company has grown to become one of Australia's most successful wineries, owned by 5th generation Robert Hill-Smith. Yalumba regularly receives accolades for its outstanding wines, and for its leadership in viticultural innovation and sustainable farming. Yalumba was the first winery in the world to be recognized with the Climate Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (2007), earned the International Green Apple Gold Award from House of Commons (U.K. 2011), and was the first winery outside the United States to win the BRIT International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing Competition (2013). The Yalumba portfolio commences with the fresh and flavorsome varietal wines of the Y Series, then moves up to the Samuel’s Garden line to capture the essence of the classic Rhone-influenced varietals of the Barossa and Eden Valleys, explores sub-regional complexity through innovative, modern wines in the Hand Pickedline, and culminates with the coveted, collectible Yalumba Rare and Fine wines including Signature and Octavius. View all Yalumba Wines
About South AustraliaView a map of South Australia wineries McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare Valley.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.