Eldridge Estate Yrsa's Vineyard Chardonnay 2017
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If you are a connoisseur of Mornington Peninsula wines, you will undoubtedly know all about Eldridge Estate, a boutique producer operating in Red Hill. David Lloyd runs the whole show there and produces some exceptional wines including pinot noir, chardonnay and gamay.
In contrast to his usual practice of using only fruit from the estate, David sourced a bit of chardonnay in 2017 from mates at Yrsa’s Vineyard down the road to counteract a dramatic crop reduction at Eldridge that vintage. What resulted from this is a wine that comfortably sits on the top shelf with all of his others. It holds a bit more colour and concentration than his regular array of chardy’s, perhaps due to the clonal selection (as James Halliday has attested). Rather than attempt to outdo the wine wordsmiths that express these kinds of things for a living, I’ll leave it to the review below from Halliday to describe this gorgeous wine. Have a read...
“100% I10V1 clone, 30% new French oak. The deepest bright straw-green colour (by some margin) of its siblings, the clone the obvious answer, although perhaps there is - as yet - flavour enhancement that is due to some beneficial involvement of oxygen.”
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The Mornington Peninsula is one of those places you dream of retiring - once you've made a cool $10m to get you into the Red Hill club. The sublime mix of temperate climate, expansive views, lush hills and pristine beaches is something not many would turn their nose up at. You can rest assured that every winery here has all the money they need, and although the wines may be relatively expensive, they're made as close to idealistic aspirations as possible. It's hard to find a bad wine. The usual cool climate suspects are the mainstay here (Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Riesling) and they range from ethereal to weighty. Whichever end of the spectrum, they're all class.
The rules are there ain’t no rules, but here are some foods we think will work pretty well with this wine...