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Planted on dramatic slopes at high elevation in the Upper Yarra Valley, Wombat Creek Vineyard has cool, extended seasons that are ideally suited to Chardonnay and produce wines of great elegance, clarity and length.
Vintage 2017 Was an excellent vintage. Not too hot, not too cold, neither too windy nor too humid, too wet or dry. Just enough, and not too much, of everything so that the true personality of the site can take centre stage. The moderate season allowed the vines to ripen slowly, building great depth of flavour while retaining fine balance in sugar and acid. Harvest began in mid-March, a little later than the long-term average and a full month behind the record-early vintage of 2016.
This wine combines two Chardonnay clones – i10v1 and Dijon-76. The fruit was harvested in mid-March and was chilled overnight before processing. It was whole-bunch pressed and wild fermented in barrel. A portion of barrels underwent malolactic fermentation, according to winemaker assessment. The wine was matured for 11 months in the same barrels, a mix of old and new mainly Taransaud and Mercurey coopers.
Wombat Creek is the most elevated vineyard in the Yarra Valley (at 550m), making it uniquely situated for growing premium cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
The vineyard is made up of 6-hectares of Chardonnay and 10-hectares of Pinot Noir and soils of free-draining volcanic loams.
The surrounding fern gullies and forest are home to lyrebirds, koalas, kangaroos and, of course wombats.
These rare single vineyard wines are only released in the finest vintages as the best of the best from our carefully managed vineyards.
The labels each feature a collection of objects from the vineyard the wine was grown.
The most elevated vineyard in the region, Wombat Creek grows fine Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The surrounding fern gullies and forest are home to lyrebirds, koalas, kangaroos and, of course wombats.