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2019 Yattarna Chardonnay

2019 Yattarna Chardonnay

2019 Yattarna Chardonnay

Launched in 1998 with the 1995 vintage, Yattarna 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 ambition to create a white wine that would set the standard for ultra-fine Australian chardonnay. Selectively sourcing only the very best chardonnay fruit from cool-climate regions, coupled with clever winemaking, the style continues to evolve. Yattarna reflects Penfolds patience and continued commitment to its original goal, its very name being drawn from local indigenous language, meaning ‘little by little, gradually’. Each vintage provides the opportunity to further raise the quality bar.

Varietal
Chardonnay
Chardonnay
Vintage
2019
2019
Volume
750mL
750mL
Awards
98 - Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parkers Wine Advocate
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2019 Yattarna Chardonnay
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$1,800.00
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This wine can ship to the following states: AK, CA, DC, FL, MA, MN, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OR, SC, TN, WV, and WI. View state guidelines on import and domestic wines.
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2019 Yattarna Chardonnay

Launched in 1998 with the 1995 vintage, Yattarna 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 ambition to create a white wine that would set the standard for ultra-fine Australian chardonnay. Selectively sourcing only the very best chardonnay fruit from cool-climate regions, coupled with clever winemaking, the style continues to evolve. Yattarna reflects Penfolds patience and continued commitment to its original goal, its very name being drawn from local indigenous language, meaning ‘little by little, gradually’. Each vintage provides the opportunity to further raise the quality bar.

2019 Yattarna Chardonnay
Ground Shipping Included
$150.00
Price
$150.00
$1,800.00
Price
$1,800.00
This wine can ship to the following states: AK, CA, DC, FL, MA, MN, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OR, SC, TN, WV, and WI. View state guidelines on import and domestic wines.
Varietal
Chardonnay
Chardonnay
Vintage
2019
2019
Volume
750mL
750mL
Awards
98 - Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parkers Wine Advocate

Taste Description

Taste Description

2019 Yattarna Chardonnay

Colour

Very pale straw with lime green hues.

Nose

A pedigreed stylistic first alert – subtle flint, more rock-flint than struck-match.

A mist of limey citrus, curry leaf and hints of white peach. Quite an exotic ascent... no need to coax from glass via
a vigorous swirl.

Understated spoils of cool-climate, barrel-fermented chardonnay – a lovely waxiness, whiff of cashew, and subtle creaminess.

A Southern-Hemisphere reflection extolling Burgundian restraint, temperament.

Palate

At once, substantial flavour coupled with a textural dynamic; mouth-filling, engulfing – opens up aka mid-symphony, no instrument idle.

White stone fruits – just ripe nectarine and freshly-sliced peach, and the most subtle adornment of oak and zesty acidity.

A wonderful line struts across the mid-palate, not brazenly, yet with real purpose/destination and persistence.

Amplified innate potential; beautifully poised and defined.

More? Enough will not be enough.

Vintage conditions

2019 Vintage

Tasmania’s total rainfall for the growing season was close to the long-term average. Although summer was one of the warmest on record, there were no extreme temperatures. A shower or two in February provided some respite from the heat and freshened up the vine canopies. Cooler conditions towards harvest allowed for excellent acid retention and tremendous flavour development. Tumbarumba experienced a mostly warm and dry vintage. By carefully managed irrigation and canopy management grape quality was considered outstanding, albeit with smaller yields than average. Conditions favoured wines with bright fruit and excellent acidity. Adelaide Hills rainfall was well below-average during the growing season, however good falls in June and August ensured optimal soil moisture levels for budburst. Summer was generally hot, with two heatwaves in January mitigated by cooler spells in-between. The growing season finished well, with mild conditions leading into vintage. An excellent vintage for chardonnay, with strong varietal character and good natural acidity.

Grape variety
100% Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
wine analysis
Alc/Vol: 12.5%, pH: 3.21
Alc/Vol: 12.5%, pH: 3.21
Maturation
Eight months in French oak barriques (55% new; 45% 1-yr))
Eight months in French oak barriques (55% new; 45% 1-yr))

The Yattarna Story

The release of Yattarna Chardonnay, after 144 winemaking trials, marked a new chapter in the Penfolds story. The inaugural 1995 vintage was arguably the most talked about and early anticipated white wine in Australian history - dubbed by the media as “White Grange”, it reached the front pages of Australia’s national newspapers. The elegant style epitomises the finesse, restraint and character of modern Australian chardonnay. It is best enjoyed within a three- to 12-year time frame – the wines benefit from some bottle age.

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