Rochford Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2012 (Yarra Valley, Vic)
Fairly priced and easily recommended. Enjoyed this.
Hand picked, single vineyard Chardonnay from the Briarty Block. Wild ferment on full solids; 12 months on lees in oak then 6 in tank.
It looks backward too, with plenty of green. Bubblegum solids, white peach and a little hay oak on the nose, over a layered palate with lemony fruit, a flash of leesy fullness before a citrus finish. Balances oak/yeast and fruit nicely – good stuff.
Tasted: October 2014
Score: 18/20, 93/100
Would I buy it? I’d drink half a bottle of this at least.
Buy online: Rochford Wines website
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