Tyrrell's Wines Hunter Valley Chardonnay 2018Regular price $150.00 Sale price $119.94
Is this the best value for money Chardonnay currently available? We think so! Sourced from a small selection of our favourite Chardonnay blocks, the grapes were both hand and machine picked before gentle pressing and fermentation. The wine was matured in new and older French oak barriques, and spent all of this time on yeast lees to give the palate added complexity and texture. All of that for less than a lobster, crazy.
Sourced from the younger blocks on and around the Tyrrell’s property of a similar pedigree to our Vat 47 Chardonnay, including our HVD vineyard with a total average vine age of approx 35 years. Dominating soil types are light sandy loams ideal for Hunter Chardonnay
A combination of basket pressing and light pressing in an air bag press meant only the very best free run juice was used. After cold settling for 2 days the juice began fermentation in stainless steel tanks before being transferred to mostly older French oak barriques. A small portion was left to mature in tank to keep a fresher and un-oaked portion for the blend. The wine also spent all of its time of yeast lees to gain texture and complexity.
Textbook modern Hunter Valley Chardonnay, the wine is medium in colour with nice green hues. The nose shows a great mixture citrus, white stone fruit, some oak spice as well as just a hint of solids complexity. The palate is medium bodied with a great fruit intensity and texture through the mid palate with soft acid on the finish
Region: Hunter Valley, NSW
Bottle Size: 750ml