Coombe Estate, Coldstream (Yarra Valley) Victoria (57%)

Toolangi Estate, Dixons Creek (Yarra Valley) Victoria (22%)

Swallowfield, Gembrook (Upper Yarra Valley) Victoria (21%)


WINEMAKING:  Crafted from three parcels of premium Yarra Valley fruit with an average vine age of 25 years.  Hand-picked in early March, the fruit was whole-bunch pressed, lightly settled, then fermented in a mixture of new (18%) and older French oak barriques and puncheons. This wine was matured for nine months with minimal bâtonnage before bottling.


TASTING NOTE:  Lemon yellow in colour, this wine delivers aromas of nectarine, struck match and grapefruit with subtle hints of spicy oak.  The palate delivers fine quartz-like texture with an array of juicy citrus, stonefruits and elderflower. The finish is long, full and satisfying with delicate, yet invigorating acidity.


PEAK DRINKING:  Present - 2024+



ALC/VOL:  13.0%

TA:  7.20 g/L

pH:  3.25


140 dozen produced

2018 Fetherston 'Iris' Chardonnay

  • 'Struck match, yellow peach, lime zest and sweet citrus, plus a cashew richness to ground it. It’s zesty and has tang, but also slip and gloss, juicy almost fresh pineapple flavour, a little spice and chalky feel, and a rich but tight finish of good length. A bit of talc and zip in the aftertaste. This is right in the slot for drinking now.'

    93 points

     - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front


    'Grape sources the same as with the Yarra Valley chardonnay, although Coldstream at 57% is more prominent. Winemaking appears to be identical. Opens with some struck match character on the bouquet, nectarine and nougat/nutty oak coming through as well. It feels generous and open on the palate initially, but the acidity pulls it taut and long. Very good value.'

    93 points

     - Steven Creber, Halliday Wine Companion

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