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