The Yal Yal Rd Chardonnay fruit was discerningly handpicked and whole bunch pressed. Wild fermentation took place in all French barriques of which 20% were new oak.
There was no malolactic fermentation. The wine was matured in barrique on lees for twelve months before finishing and bottling.
The winemaking process is minimalist with subtle use of French oak. The Yal Yal Rd Chardonnay 2013 is vibrant and lively with excellent acidity. Citrus and nectarine flavours predominant and the long and powerful finish is an excellent reflection of the vintage.
Lovingly tended, single estate vineyard. Hand picked and pruned, our focus is on smaller yields for optimal quality so that our fruit has outstanding flavour and intensity. The wine making process is minimalist and reflects the unique character of the vineyards terroir.
95 points, Special Value
“A superfine and elegant style, bred to stay. White peach, apple and melon fruit is cosseted in subtle French oak, the acidity fresh but balanced, the finish long and fine.” – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2016
Yal Yal Estate is a picturesque, boutique vineyard located at Merricks on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. Working with renowned winemaker, Sandro Mosele, Liz and Simon Gillies launched the Yal Yal Rd label in 2010. Established in 1997, the vineyard focuses on low yield, single estate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that reflects the unique character of Yal Yal Estate’s terroir.