Journey Wines Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2013
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Journey Wines are a reflection not only of the unique vineyard sites on which the grapes were grown - but also of the journey of winemaker Damian North. Damian’s journey into the world of wine began working as a sommelier at landmark Sydney restaurants. Deciding that his future lay in the intriguing world of wine, he studied winemaking at Charles Sturt University and moved to the Yarra Valley where he spent a number of years as assistant winemaker at TarraWarra Estate. His long-held dream to start his own wine label has seen the journey come full circle, with his return to the Yarra Valley (now with three energetic boys) and the creation of Journey Wines. Damian sources the fruit for Journey Wines from a number of exceptional vineyard sites in the Yarra Valley and Heathcote, and makes the wines at the Medhurst winery in the Yarra.
Yarra Valley Chardonnay has a bright straw colour reflecting the warmer vintage, the nose has intense aromas of honeysuckle, freshly cut pineapple and nectarine. The seamless palate is layered with flavours of white stone fruit, almond meal and preserved lemon. Intensity of flavour is complemented by the harmonious integration of oak and balanced by a line of natural acidity.