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TOOLANGI VINEYARDS F Block 2011

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TOOLANGI VINEYARDS F Block 2011

Block F is Toolangi’s top-tier Chardonnay. Sourced from hand-harvested fruit off the ‘Reserve’ section of the estate vineyard, it is matured in French oak puncheons for 11 months. A wine of remarkable intensity, concentration and latent power, showing layers of ripe stone-fruit, toasty, mealy complexity and seamlessly integrated oak, it builds in volume towards a long, lingering finish.
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Block F is Toolangi’s top-tier Chardonnay. Sourced from hand-harvested fruit off the ‘Reserve’ section of the estate vineyard, it is matured in French oak puncheons for 11 months. A wine of remarkable intensity, concentration and latent power, showing layers of ripe stone-fruit, toasty, mealy complexity and seamlessly integrated oak, it builds in volume towards a long, lingering finish.
  • Style: White
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Region: Yarra Valley
  • Code: TFBKC
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Country: Australia

Region Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley The Yarra Valley was first planted by the Ryrie brothers who explored a way through the Snowy Mountains to the Yarra Valley, planting grapes in 1838 just three years after the foundation of Melbourne. A wine industry (developed by Swiss Settlers particularly Hubert de Castella and Baron Guillaume de Pury in the 1850s) thrived during the gold rush era and heyday of the 19th century. However, the end of the gold rush brought the wine industry into decline and it was not until the 1970’s that the modern wine industry started up again. The region is probably Australia’s best-known cool-climate area, yet it is really a patchwork of meso-climates. This varied topography creates an incredible set of variables. Vineyards are planted on elevations of 50 to 400m on varying aspects and management programmes. The more exposed sites are subject to severe spring frosts and winds. Overall, the area experiences a relatively high rainfall pattern and is known for its temperature extremes

Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley was first planted by the Ryrie brothers who explored a way through the Snowy Mountains to the Yarra Valley, planting grapes in 1838 just three years after the foundation of Melbourne. A wine industry (developed by Swiss Settlers particularly Hubert de Castella and Baron Guillaume de Pury in the 1850s) thrived during the gold rush era and heyday of the 19th century. However, the end of the gold rush brought the wine industry into decline and it was not until the 1970’s that the modern wine industry started up again. The region is probably Australia’s best-known cool-climate area, yet it is really a patchwork of meso-climates. This varied topography creates an incredible set of variables. Vineyards are planted on elevations of 50 to 400m on varying aspects and management programmes. The more exposed sites are subject to severe spring frosts and winds. Overall, the area experiences a relatively high rainfall pattern and is known for its temperature extremes during ripening. Site selection is crucial, with the best vineyards often located where the original vines were once planted, generally on sandy clay loams and gravels. The Yarra Valley is well known for high quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Blends with Shiraz increasingly garnering attention. Sparkling wine production is also extremely important, with many of Australia’s finest examples produced in the region.
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Winery TOOLANGI VINEYARDS

Established and planted in 1995 by Gary and Julie Hounsell, the estate’s name originates from its close proximity to the Toolangi State Forest. The 13-hectare vineyard is located in Dixon’s Creek, about an hour north east of Melbourne. Situated on a north-easterly facing site on gentle slopes that have well-drained clay soils with shale and stony topsoil. The varieties planted are Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the stars of the region, with plantings of Shiraz and Viognier. In the vineyard, yields are kept low to intensify fruit flavour and structure incorporating practices such as green harvesting. All fruit is estate grown although some wines may occasionally be supplemented with fruit from premium sites throughout the Yarra Valley. The extensive range includes Toolangi, an approachable drink now offering, Toolangi Estate, varietal expression reflected in site, Toolangi Reserve and Toolangi Block wines from single sites of outstanding quality.