Innocent Bystander Chardonnay Yarra Valley 2009

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Founded in 2004 by Phil Sexton, Innocent Bystander is a Yarra Valley based estate producing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay...

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Winemaker's Notes:

Founded in 2004 by Phil Sexton, Innocent Bystander is a Yarra Valley based estate producing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay alongside several other emerging varietals and blends. Located in Healesville, the winery is an exercise in function over form, much like the strongly expressed views of its owners and winemaking team: "Make great wine for drinking and enjoying; not crowing over". The fruit for the Innocent Bystander wines is sourced from vineyards in the Yarra Valley as well as selected vineyards throughout Victoria. Fruit was selected from five different vineyards in the Yarra Valley: Griffiths, Lone Star, Gladysdale, Butchers Block and Applejack. 54% of the fruit for this Chardonnay came from vineyards in the Yarra Valley, Sexton, Tarraford and Artur‘s Creek vineyards. The remaining 46% came from the Quarry Ridge vineyards in Port Philip. Harvest took place in mid to late February when the fruit was fully ripe with good acidity and fresh fruit flavours.A fantastic Chardonnay to pair with thai dishes, creamy sauces and stir frys. The resulting wine is bright golden in colour with aromas of lemon sorbet, dried mango, fresh figs and white peach. Juicy on the nose with touches of cashew and meringue. The palate is tight with steely mineral notes and flavours of dried pineapple. Soft tannins and a supple, rich texture with good length and a creamy oak finish.

Founded in 2004 by Phil Sexton, Innocent Bystander is a Yarra Valley based estate producing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay alongside several other emerging varietals and blends. Located in Healesville, the winery is an exercise in function over form, much like the strongly expressed views of its owners and winemaking team: "Make great wine for drinking and enjoying; not crowing over". The fruit for the Innocent Bystander wines is sourced from vineyards in the Yarra Valley as well as selected vineyards throughout Victoria. Fruit was selected from five different vineyards in the Yarra Valley: Griffiths, Lone Star, Gladysdale, Butchers Block and Applejack. 54% of the fruit for this Chardonnay came from vineyards in the Yarra Valley, Sexton, Tarraford and Artur‘s Creek vineyards. The remaining 46% came from the Quarry Ridge vineyards in Port Philip. Harvest took place in mid to late February when the fruit was fully ripe with good acidity and fresh fruit flavours.A fantastic Chardonnay to pair with thai dishes, creamy sauces and stir frys. The resulting wine is bright golden in colour with aromas of lemon sorbet, dried mango, fresh figs and white peach. Juicy on the nose with touches of cashew and meringue. The palate is tight with steely mineral notes and flavours of dried pineapple. Soft tannins and a supple, rich texture with good length and a creamy oak finish.

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