Denton Ribolla Chardonnay 2022


Denton View Hill, is an isolated slope in the middle of the Yarra Valley on the north side of the Yarra River. The vineyard lies over a granite ‘plug’ from the late Devonian Age (370 million years ago), sitting above the surrounding sandstones and siltstones of the Valley. The Denton wines and Shed series are made by Luke Lambert, one of the leading winemakers in Victoria.

Like the Orange Chardonnay in 2022, this was made in tiny quantities of less than 50 dozen. The blend is Ribolla Gialla (75%) and Chardonnay (25%). The Denton crew planted one acre of Ribolla Gialla three years ago near the Chardonnay vines at the bottom of the cooler, north-eastern slope - this is the first crop. The Ribolla fruit was picked late in the season when the skin colour had started to turn and flavour intensity had developed. It was kept on skins for 14 days and then held in tank for 10 months. The Chardonnay (P58 clone) was picked earlier than the Ribolla, then saw seven days on skins before fermenting and resting in old barrique. The wines were blended and bottled unfined and unfiltered.  

Vegan Friendly - No Fining 

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