FLEET WINES - YARRA JUNCTION CHARDONNAY 2021
A pure and racy Yarra Valley Chardonnay. This wine has a lovely core of citrus fruits and driving acidity underpins. Its fine boned and flinty on the palate, with a pure tightly coiled finish.
Drink now or cellar for 5-10 years.
ORIGIN Yarra Junction, Yarra Valley, Victoria
Whole bunch pressed tank for settling, then racked to neutral puncheons for fermentation. Lees stirred, then racked prior to bottling. Partial malo-lactic fermentation. East facing within a smaller valley that runs from Yarra Junction to Poweltown in the south. Gravelly grey loam soils with underlying silt. Vineyard planted in 1995.
Lisa and Justin Jenkins have a clear, dynamic idea of what makes an alluring wine, loaded with charisma. With 30+ years of combined hospitality experience at some of Melbourne’s iconic wine bars and restaurants, they’ve tasted some of the world’s best wines. With this in mind, they’ve turned their hands to winemaking. At the core of their wines are flavour, texture and enjoyment.
In 2016, the couple returned to South Gippsland where Justin grew up, to make wine. The name ‘Fleet Wines’ is born from the couple’s openness to sourcing grapes from further afield. Working with tiny amounts, these wines are celebrated for being of the moment and limited in their release.
Each Fleet Wine speaks of both place and variety. Each wine captures a fleeting moment in time, made by two intrinsic wine and food pros chasing flavour and vibrancy.
With a glass of Fleet in hand, and friends by your side, you can only enjoy yourself!