2010 Di Stasio Chardonnay

The beautiful Di Stasio vineyard in Coldstream produces some of the most elegant Chardonnay in the Yarra Valley. The vineyard is handpicked and the fruit whole-bunch pressed prior to fermentation in French oak barriques. A small portion of barrels are allowed to ferment “wild”. After fermentation is complete the wine is matured in a combination of new and seasoned French oak for nine months with occasional battonage to build texture and complexity. The barrels do not undergo malolactic fermentation.

The aromas highlight an elegant yet complex chardonnay. Citrus fruits, nectarine and light mineral characters are integrated with beautifully balanced French oak. The palate combines concentration and depth with elegance and finesse. Flavours are layered and textural, and the finish shows the length and fresh acidity that is a hallmark of this lovely vineyard. Medium term cellaring will reward.

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