Yalumba Y Series Unwooded Chardonnay 2019

The Yalumba Y Series Chardonnay is pure and fresh; you can taste the flavours from the vine, along with the added complexity of the wild yeast influence. This wine is true to itself, without too much winemaker influence. We let nature do the work for us and guide the wine’s evolution from vine to bottle. 


The Cape Barren Goose on the label pays tribute to Yalumba’s sanctuary land dedicated to wildlife rehabilitation and preservation.
 

At Yalumba we believe that one good wine leads to another. The Y Series was created with that belief in mind. The Y Series is a collection of iconic classics and exciting new varietals. Each authentically crafted with fruit from South Australia’s most celebrated wine regions. We look forward to sharing our love of wine with you as you explore the Y Series.

About the Vineyard

The grapes for the Yalumba Y Series Chardonnay are sourced from vineyards in the premium wine growing districts of South Australia such as Wrattonbully and the Barossa Valley.

Wine Production

The Y Series Unwooded Chardonnay grapes are picked across the flavor spectrum, from lively citrus flavors such as lemons and limes to peach and tropical fruits. We pick in this way to ensure that when blended, the wine is balanced with flavor and natural acidity. Pressed straight to fermentation, the juice is managed using a “hands off” approach. Indigenous yeasts initiate and complete fermentation, and once finished the wine is left on lees, with the lees kept in suspension to build complexity.

Tasting Notes

Pale straw with green hues. The aromatics show tropical fruit such as paw paw and mango, blossom notes combine with sweet spice. This is an understated wine, which does not hide behind oak. It has a savory edge with flinty notes from the wild ferment. The palate is full and creamy with a touch of nuttiness from the lees bâttonage. The fruit purity evolves with zingy citrus notes, fresh mango and cream. A refreshing, lip smacking acidity gives this wine lovely length and the finish is savory and textural.

Food Pairing

Try with pan fried haloumi with lemon and parsley or chickpea, zucchini and carrot pancakes with a green mango salad.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Multiple Vineyards
Soil composition
Various - blend of South Australian Vineyards
Elevation
150 to 1500 feet
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Chardonnay
Prefermentation Technique
1-4 days on solids before wild yeast start to ferment
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Malolactic fermentation
no
Fining agent
Vegan
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Certifying Organizations
ISO14001; Entwine Australia
Sustainability Certification
EPA Acredited Sustainability Licence
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13 %
pH level
3.2
Residual sugar
2.5 g/L
Acidity
5.4 g/L

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