2015 Reserve Chardonnay

2015 Reserve Chardonnay

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Seville Estate 2015Reserve Chardonnay Yarra Valley                  

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The Seville Estate Reserve label denotes wines of exceptional quality, and this Chardonnay represents the very best barrels of the vintage from the estate. When selecting the barrels we are looking for wines that show purity of fruit with great balance between texture and acid. These wines have beautiful harmony and will award ageing.

The 2015 vintage was a great year that produced astounding wines across all varieties with good quantities. Great quality and quantity has not been seen in the Yarra Valley for some years and was gladly welcomed by the industry including the growers and accountants...

A mild start to the growing season with October and November producing some beautifully warm Spring days coupled with good rainfall. This lay the foundation for a great start to the season and a kick start to growth in the vineyard. Mild weather conditions with light winds followed through flowering which meant a high percentage of fruit set was achieved.

Summer was also mild with average temperatures and below average rainfall. This produced massive growth in the vineyard and management of canopies become paramount. Some high disease pressure days over the Christmas and New Year break put Andrew in and out of the tractor spraying desperately to stay ahead. This paid off as there were many reports of powdery mildew outbreaks around the Valley at this time. This pressure persisted through mid January then warmer, dryer conditions during February set us up for a great harvest.

Vintage was again early with sparkling base picked on the 11th February (7 days earlier then 2014) and table chardonnay coming in on the 26th. Pinot’s and Riesling followed in the first week of March with Shiraz and Cabernet all in by the 30th. It was a tight and compact vintage that didn’t seem to slow down or come up for breath. The winery was a buzz with fruit continually flowing in and fermenters everywhere.


Fruit is hand picked and gently whole bunch pressed. Juice is run directly to tank, settled over night and gravity fed to barrel. Fermentation occurs naturally in barrel.  A range of French oak coopers and formats (300L – 500L) with 30% new are sourced to introduce oak complexity.  Following primary fermentation, maturation continues on lees for 10 months. Malolactic fermentation is not encouraged.

 Tasting Notes:                     

Straw yellow colour with a slight green tinge and a clear hue. Great white fruits of gr. Drink 2017 - 2026


Technical Data:                    Alcohol: 12.7%             Ph: 3.13       Acidity: 9.4g/L  


TROPHY               Winewise Small Vignerons Awards 2016

                                             GOLD                    Yarra Valley Wine Show 2016

                                             96 POINTS            James Halliday Wine Companion 2017

                                             41/2 STARS          Winestate Magazine 2016