''It sings from the rooftops of the vintage and the purity this has instilled over and above the effortless length of Yarra chardonnay.'' 95 Points, James Halliday
The vineyards of Seville Estate are located in the cooler, southern regions of the Yarra Valley. As a result, our Chardonnay style is crisper, tighter in structure with citrus fruit characters. This is 100% Estate grown Chardonnay. The 2018 vintage was a great year that produced astounding win es across all varieties with good quantities. Great quality and quantity has not been seen in the Yarra Valley for some years and was gladly welcomed by the industry including the growers and accountants.
"Elegant, but you can sense the tight hold on the vinification of the wine to achieve this result. Juicy versus savoury clues abound. Exemplary balance." 95pts - James Halliday - Wine Companion
"Seems to be a winery in most excellent form at present. I10V1 clone used in both this, and the reserve wine. White peach, lime, nougat and vanilla, just a little spice and smokiness. Medium-bodied, gloss and glide, silky flavour, but flinty and cut with green olive and green herb, in amongst the cool white fruits and almond, finish is firm and long. Beautifully made. Upper Yarra verve and style delivered so well." 94pts - Gary Walsh - WineFront
Where this wine comes from - Yarra Valley
Just 50 kilometres from Melbourne, Victoria’s Yarra Valley is a star of the wine regions surrounding the city, known as the ‘Melbourne Dress Circle’. With plenty of microclimates and sub-regions, the Yarra Valley doesn’t have a weak link. Certainly the region’s reputation has been built on the quality of its cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. As far as Chardonnay goes, Yarra Valley strikes the right balance of ripeness, without going over the edge. There’s white peach, lemon pith and Fuji apple supported by a fine spine of citrus-like acidity complemented by supportive oak maturation. The region’s Pinot Noir certainly produces that ethereal quality that Pinot-philes go crazy for – with lifted cherry notes, texture and length. Pinosity? It’s here in spades. Don’t discount Yarra Valley Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, which also have a long history in the region and are being recognised for producing their own unique regional styles. Game on!