Dominique Portet Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2020
A fantastic example of the quality of single-site Chardonnay from one of the great Yarra Valley producers.
From a mature site in the Upper Yarra Valley, the vines grow on volcanic red soils on a steep, fast-draining slope at an altitude of 250m. The elevation makes for cooler growing conditions compared with the valley floor, slowing the ripening process, which allows for intense, complex aromas and flavours to develop. The cool nights increase the ripening period and help the grapes retain vital acidity for freshness and drive.