Dominique Portet Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2021
Part of the single vineyard range, the Origine Chardonnay is the peak of the Chardonnay the Portet’s produce. It’s all 100% old vine Upper Yarra Valley from a steep volcanic site thats fast draining at 350 metres above sea level. The elevation is ideal for Chardonnay and allows for slower ripening periods that produce intense and complex flavours. The 2018 Chardonnay on this site has wonderful acid retention and comes from an ideal vintage. Upper Yarra in 2018 had no serious heat and balanced rainfall. The Origine is always hand picked, gently pressed as whole bunches and fermented in French oak which was made up of 40% new. Lees stirring occasionally in around half of the barrels to build texture and complexity. This vineyard produces chardonnay with great finesse and body and this release is no exception. Mature old vines deliver fantastic structure and length. A nose of lime lemon and hazelnut with a rich body of creamy oak this wine will age gracefully over many many years but is drinking extremely well now.
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