First Foot Forward Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2018 - Cloudwine

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First Foot Forward Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2018

This features fresh citrus, white peach, cashew nuts and nougat carried along by the lemony acidity and hallmark Yarra Valley length.

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This features fresh citrus, white peach, cashew nuts and nougat carried along by the lemony acidity and hallmark Yarra Valley length.

Sometimes the winery says it best, this is what they had to say:

I have been a part of this vineyard (in various roles) for ten of its twenty-one year life and I have always impressed with how meticulously cared for it is by owner Jody Dawson. Perched high in the Dandenong Ranges just inside the southern boundary of the Yarra Valley, this is a unique and challenging site.

The site leans steeply into the morning sun. It’s unirrigated and very cool. After a long ripening season, the golden green bunches were hand picked and pressed to tank for brief settling. The very cloudy juice filled the barrels (mostly seasoned 500L Puncheons) to undergo wild fermentation. One of the five barrels was left to go through malo; the others were sulphured shortly after dry to retain freshness.

After nine months in barrel, on lees, the final blend was made and bottled.

The result shows roasted cashews, red apples and creamy lemon tart on the nose before a powerful and focused palate with just-ripe pineapple, apple blossom and a flint-like minerality.

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!
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