Denton Yellow 2015 500ml
Sourced from the bottom section of the North Eastern slope of the Denton View Hill Vineyard.
This is the second bottling of this wine with an additional 2 years under flor.
Winemaking 20% fermented as whole bunches to dryness, balance whole bunch pressed. Matured in old French oak with wild yeast ferment and wild malo-lactic fermentation (100%). Left on full lees and without topping for 4 years the barrels slowly began to ullage and develop a flor on the surface of the wine. No sulfur was used through maturation and the flor character appeared stable and thick. Over the 4 years this flor growth contributed lovely almond and Parmigiano rind characters. Bottled without fining or filtration June 2020. The granitic soils of the vineyard show strongly here, and the high acid and tannin of DENTON Chardonnay is what allows this wine to work so well under flor. The typical flint, talc, river stone, jasmine and citrus, layered with almond meal and cheesy, waxy flor characters. The wine has held its freshness and acidity extremely well.
Style/ Variety: Chardonnay
Region: Yarra Valley, VIC