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Santa & d’Sas Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2017

Special Price $32.00 Regular Price $45.00
Old school wine making which takes the best quality fruit and then honours it throughout the winemaking process. Carefully selected, low yielding fruit was handpicked and whole bunch pressed before being wild fermented at low temps in tight grained French Oak. Once ferment was complete it was lees stirred to build texture and flavour every couple of weeks for a full 12 months. The result is a very beautiful Chardy offering up succulent jasmine aromas, peach, nuttiness, minerality and flecks of spice. This is long and intense with great natural acidity and whilst it drinks beautifully now, it has got at least a decade ahead of it.
Santa and d’Sas Yarra Valley Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Region
Yarra Valley, Vic
Vintage
2017
Winery
Santa and d’Sas
Winemaker
Andrew Santarossa & Matthew DiSciascio
Bling
94pts James Halliday, 93pts Kim Brebach
Alcohol %
13.4
Size
750 mL
Andrew Santarossa and Matthew Di Sciascio met while studying their Bachelor of Wine Science. With a shared Italian cultural heritage, a love of making wine and a great friendship, a joint venture seemed like a fine plan indeed. Initially just a tiny amount of wine was made. These days SANTA & D’SAS makes cracking booze from 5 different Victorian regions, the King Valley, Yarra Valley, Heathcote, Henty & Geelong. The Chardy comes from the Langbrook vineyard in the Yarra Valley with only the best parcels finding their way into this wine.
Yarra Valley, Vic

Region

Yarra Valley, Vic

Yarra Valley, just an hours drive east from Melbourne, is one of Australia's great cool-we ...
Yarra Valley, just an hours drive east from Melbourne, is one of Australia's great cool-weather regions. Chardonnay lives happily here, granting the wines notes of peach and fig. The real standout is Pinot Noir, that fickle red that challenges winemakers everywhere. The Yarra terroir is very suitable, producing complex wines with deep notes of berry and plum. History In many ways, the Yarra is one of the real survivors in the Australina wine industry. Vines and wineries were around as early as the 1830's, with names like St Huberts and Yeringberg garnering praise and getting attention overseas. Sadly, the economic downturn in the late 1800's hit the ... Read Full Article
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Chardonnay

Variety

Chardonnay

Chardonnay sits on the fence of many a wine enthusiast. Versatile, kind in nature and oh s ...
Chardonnay sits on the fence of many a wine enthusiast. Versatile, kind in nature and oh so compliant, however for most it's still dressed in attire that's so distinctly... 90s. Shoulder pads, overalls and bike shorts saw this particular version of white wine with such a wooded vengeance, we were practically asking the chefs to take the butter out of the meals to make way for it. Thankfully however, times are a changin'. Underneath all that 90s getup reveals elegance and sophistication and Australia is doing its bit to make Chardy interesting again. Read Full Article
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Chardonnay
Chardonnay
Chardonnay sits on the fence of many a wine enthusiast. Versatile, kind in nature and oh so compliant, however for most it's still dressed in attire that's so distinctly... 90s. Shoulder pads, overalls and bike shorts saw this particular version of white wine with such a wooded vengeance, we were practically asking the chefs to take the butter out of the meals to make way for it. Thankfully however, times are a changin'. Underneath all that 90s getup reveals elegance and sophistication and Australia is doing its bit to make Chardy interesting again.
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Yarra Valley, Vic
Yarra Valley, Vic

Yarra Valley, just an hours drive east from Melbourne, is one of Australia's great cool-weather regions. Chardonnay lives happily here, granting the wines notes of peach and fig. The real standout is Pinot Noir, that fickle red that challenges winemakers everywhere. The Yarra terroir is very suitable, producing complex wines with deep notes of berry and plum.

History

In many ways, the Yarra is one of the real survivors in the Australina wine industry. Vines and wineries were around as early as the 1830's, with names like St Huberts and Yeringberg garnering praise and getting attention overseas. Sadly, the economic downturn in the late 1800's hit the region's wineries hard, and by the 1930's vines were replaced by pasture. It was in the 1960's, as was the case elsewhere in Australia, that local Doc's got into the Yarra wine trade. This fostered a revival of plantings and winemaking in the region, with quality table wines popping up. St Huberts and Yeringberg re-opened,

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