Yering Station Chardonnay 2008
Chardonnay from Yarra Valley, Australia
On the nose Citrus and subtle cashew notes with soft minerality and great freshness. Clean & minerally. On the palate Good texture and roundness on the middle palate, linear acidity with wonderful length and precision.
Australian Wine Companion - "Light straw-green; an immaculately balanced chardonnay, fragrant and pure; white peach fruit, a hint of mineral and subtle barrel ferment French oak combine seamlessly, giving the wine both elegance and length."
Yering Station Winery
The first vineyard in Victoria, Yering Station was originally planted in 1838. Its acquisition in 1996 by the Rathbone family marked the beginning of a new era, with the construction of a state-of-the-art winery and award winning tourism complex (Winner: 2003-04 Australian Tourism Award for Tourism Wineries).
The winemaking team lead by Tom Carson (nominated for the Qantas Australian Gourmet Traveller WINE Winemaker of the Year 2004) take a non-interventionist approach to allow full expression of the characteristics of this cool-climate region with particular emphasis on varietal flavours, structure and balance. The sub-regional variation between each of our sites throughout the valley allows the winery to successfully produce a diverse range of wines. When a grape variety performs exceptionally well throughout a season, a selection of the most outstanding parcels are released under our reserve label.
Through consistently producing a vast range of different wines, all with hallmark elegance, quality and distinction, Yering Station has built a reputation as one of the finest producers in the Yarra Valley and Australia. View all Yering Station Wines
About Yarra ValleyView a map of Yarra Valley wineries
A short drive from Melbourne, Yarra Valley is the oldest and most successful of Victoria's wine growing regions. The cool climate of the area makes it suitable for the popular varieties of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay. Shiraz is also grown here and produces elegant and restrained wines, showing a different side to Australian wine.
Notable FactsProducers of the Yarra Valley have hit their stride when it comes to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Instead of striving to make wine like Burgundy or California, winemakers are crafting a Yarra Valley style, letting the grapes and the soil do the talking. Getting better each year, Yarra Valley is a region to watch.
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.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review4 }div>4 out of 5 stars
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8 ratings, 3 with reviewsShoblock - Ledgewood, NJ46/2/2014Stephen Bazzano - Vernon Rockville, CT34/29/2013
Very nice light fruity wine.Fruit on the nose. I feel it may be a little over priced but that's my opinion.I won't buy again32/6/2013
- Light & Crisp
Belmin Fernandez - New York, NY54/29/2012dalechmd - Sherborn, MA38/22/201145/19/2011pretty good and would get it again if available but think some or other chardonnay are betteralexander - Long Beach, CA53/1/2011having spent time at Yering Station on a recent trip to OZ, I fell in love with both their wine making and their wines. The Chardonnay is a real winner. ANd, at almost 1/2 of the list price in OZ, I almost hate sharing this one lest there is none left for me to enjoy with friends.
- Fruity & Smooth
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.
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