Denton DM Chardonnay 2013
Lemony with crisp acidity, stone fruits and elegance. A touch of mealyness adds complexity with excellent texture and length. Drink with smoked trout salad.
Our Chardonnay comes from close planted gin gin clone planted at the top of the hill on an east to north- east facing slope. Cropping is at 5 tonnes per hectare.
The 2010 wine was submitted to the James Halliday Wine Companion to see how it benchmarked. In the 2015 Wine Companion the 2011, 2012 and 2013 DM Chardonnay all received 96 points.
Winemaker - Mac Forbes.
located in the Yarra Valley, is on a fabulous site with great aspect for grapes and with wonderful views of the whole valley. View Hill is an isolated hill in the middle of the Yarra Valley on the north side of the Yarra River. It exists because it is a granite ‘plug’ from the late Devonian Age [370 million years ago], sitting above the surrounding softer sandstones and siltstones of the Valley. James Halliday says of the vineyard, the ‘granite base is most unusual in the Yarra Valley, and together with the natural amphitheatre that the plug created, has consistently produced exceptional grapes.’
We love the valley because it feels like a valley with a real sense of containment unlike say much of the Hunter Valley and most other grape growing areas.
Set on 60 hectares of land (150 acres) the vineyard covers 32 hectares (80 acres) planted in three stages between 1997 and 2004
From our hilltop we can see most valley vineyards from Ronnie Di Stasios’ high on the hills to the south-east to Mount Mary to the south-west and De Bortoli to the north and all in between – Tarrawarra, Oakridge, Domain Chandon, Yarra Yering, Coldstream Hills, Medhurst, Giant Steps and many others.