Clonal influence is important here, with the dominant Mendoza clone supported by two others and contributing to the resulting mouthfeel and flavour profile. The intensity in this reserve has come from the small berries that were a product of a warmer Yarra Valley vintage. The oak regime also plays a key part with a mix of oaks from new to five year old worked in a way that is subtly influential. On the nose a combination of savoury mealy aromas work together. Then into the palate that dry, savoury character is accentuated to good effect. It’s a complex wine that gradually builds in the mouth to a very long palate with a subtle minerality on the finish.
Yering Station Reserve Chardonnay 2019