The 2017 Mandala Yarra Valley Chardonnay Story

Chardonnay is the most widely planted white wine grape in the world, and here in the Yarra Valley it is classed as the premium variety. The typically cool climate in the valley balances out hot days with cool crisp nights, allowing the grapes to flourish and produce that fine acidic zest Chardonnay lovers adore. Charles' take on his Estate Chardonnay has purposely moved away from the characteristic over-oaked flavouring, to a "new style" which focuses on subtle and integrated oak to deliver texture, weight and an enjoyable structure.

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Tasting Notes

Fresh aromas of crisp lime entwine with hints of cashew and brioche, finishing with flinty oyster-shell characters. A creamy mid-palate sits well with citrus and subtle stone fruit flavours, balanced with seductive French oak, delighting on a tight finish. Cellaring potential of 5-8 years. 12.6% Alc/Vol.

Winefront Review: 91+ points

Chardonnay from Dixon’s Creek in the Yarra Valley. All fermented wild. 20% mlf. Bottled in November 2017 so it wasn’t in oak for any great long time.

Low alcohol style though it serves up a decent amount of flavour. This is good to drink. It tastes of pears and peaches, citrus too, with oatmeal and custard-cream aspects cooing over the top. It’s not a punchy or weighty style but it’s juicy and more-ish. There’s a whisper of stuck match too; not much but enough. Nice one.

This wine is best enjoyed

Shooting the breeze with loved ones, long lunches, catching up with friends, mid-week refresher.

Meal Pairing Suggestions

M: Flame grilled lobster tails with crisp sage and burnt butter
V: Haloumi, mint and zucchini fritters with herbed aioli

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