2011 Tasting Notes

Tasmania for the most part enjoyed very favourable growing conditions with very little frost incidence or disease – ensuring good crop levels and pristine fruit quality at harvest. A great vintage for Tasmanian Chardonnay! 

In the Adelaide Hills, the 2011 vintage was characterised by plentiful rains during spring taking dam capacities near to or 100% full. However lower than average temperatures and abundant rainfall during the growing season, veraison and harvest, produced a vintage that challenged both winemakers and viticulturists alike.

A small parcel of exceptional Chardonnay was sourced from the Adelaide Hills to compliment the majority Tasmanian component in the 2011 blend.


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Yattarna means little-by-little and is redefining modern Australian Chardonnay.

Launched in 1998 with the 1995 vintage, Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay is the result of one of the most comprehensive, focused and highly publicised wine development projects ever conducted in Australia.

The aspiration and independence of mind across generations of Penfolds winemakers inspired the winery to embark on a program to create a white wine that stands alongside the standards of Penfolds Grange. Selectively sourcing only the very best Chardonnay fruit from cool-climate regions, coupled with sensitive and enlightened winemaking, the style continues to evolve.

Yattarna reflects Penfolds patience and continued commitment to its original goal, its very name being drawn from the Aboriginal language, meaning ‘little by little, gradually.’ Each vintage provides the opportunity to further raise the quality bar.

 

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Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay 2011
  • Rabbit, candied lemon peel, pumpkin 'tears', bacon, coffee and coriander seed
  • A classic Italian veal recipe - Vitello tonnato
  • Kingfish carpaccio
  • Wine Name & Year
  • Show Name & Year
  • Award & Class
  • Penfolds Icon and Luxury Collection Yattarna 2004
    International Wine Challenge 2007
    GOLD
  • Penfolds Icon and Luxury Collection Yattarna 2004
    International Chardonnay Challenge 2006
    GOLD - Class 1
  • Penfolds Icon and Luxury Collection Yattarna 2005
    Hyatt Advertiser SA Wine of the Year Awards 2009
    AWARD - Class 5
    Trophy Details
    Consumers Award - Wine of the Year
  • Penfolds Icon and Luxury Collection Yattarna 2003
    The National Wine Show 2005
    GOLD - Class 18
  • Penfolds Icon and Luxury Collection Yattarna 2003
    Macquarie Bank Sydney Royal Wine Show 2006
    GOLD - Class 32
  • Penfolds Icon and Luxury Collection Yattarna 2005
    International Wine Challenge 2008
    GOLD
  • Penfolds Icon and Luxury Collection Yattarna 2005
    Hyatt Advertiser SA Wine of the Year Awards 2009
    AWARD - Class 5
    Trophy Details
    Consumers Class 5, Chardonnay & Blends
  • Penfolds Icon and Luxury Collection Yattarna 2004
    Decanter World Wine Awards 2007
    GOLD
  • Penfolds Icon and Luxury Collection Yattarna 2005
    Australian Wine & Brandy 2008
    TROPHY
    Trophy Details
    George Mackey Trophy
  • Penfolds Icon and Luxury Collection Yattarna 2003
    Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2006
    GOLD - Class 4
  • Penfolds Icon and Luxury Collection Yattarna 2005
    Hyatt Advertiser SA Wine of the Year Awards 2009
    AWARD - Class 5
    Trophy Details
    Judges Award - Wine of the Year
  • Penfolds Icon and Luxury Collection Yattarna 2005
    Decanter World Wine Awards 2008
    TROPHY
    Trophy Details
    Best Chardonnay over £10
  • Penfolds Icon and Luxury Collection Yattarna 2005
    Decanter World Wine Awards 2008
    GOLD