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GREEN POINT VINEYARDS Chardonnay, Yarra Valley 2004

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GREEN POINT VINEYARDS Chardonnay, Yarra Valley 2004

GREEN POINT VINEYARDS Chardonnay, Yarra Valley
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GREEN POINT VINEYARDS Chardonnay, Yarra Valley
  • Style: Chardonnay
  • Vintage: 2004
  • Region: Yarra Valley
  • Code: GPVC
  • 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 GREEN POINT VINEYARDS

Langton’s Selections Domaine Chandon Vintage Brut, Domaine Chandon Vintage Brut Rose, Domaine Chandon Rose and Domaine Chandon Blanc de Blancs Domaine Chandon, part of the enormous luxury Moet Hennessy Group, is Australia’s most important producer of high quality methode traditionelle sparkling wine sourcing fruit from around the Yarra Valley and other cool climate locations around Australia. It was established in 1985 as part of Moet & Chandon’s expansion into the global sparkling wine market and has several sparkling wine facilities around the world including Argentina, Brazil, California and Spain. Domaine Chandon Australia was established in 1985 as part of Moet & Chandon's expansion into the global sparkling wine market. Prior to Domaine Chandon’s entry into Australia, sparkling wine production was largely focused in central Victoria, the Barossa Valley and the Adelaide Hills and not necessarily focused on the prime Champagne type varieties of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and
Langton’s Selections Domaine Chandon Vintage Brut, Domaine Chandon Vintage Brut Rose, Domaine Chandon Rose and Domaine Chandon Blanc de Blancs Domaine Chandon, part of the enormous luxury Moet Hennessy Group, is Australia’s most important producer of high quality methode traditionelle sparkling wine sourcing fruit from around the Yarra Valley and other cool climate locations around Australia. It was established in 1985 as part of Moet & Chandon’s expansion into the global sparkling wine market and has several sparkling wine facilities around the world including Argentina, Brazil, California and Spain. Domaine Chandon Australia was established in 1985 as part of Moet & Chandon's expansion into the global sparkling wine market. Prior to Domaine Chandon’s entry into Australia, sparkling wine production was largely focused in central Victoria, the Barossa Valley and the Adelaide Hills and not necessarily focused on the prime Champagne type varieties of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. However the proximity to cool climate type fruit and a large potential market made the Yarra Valley a compelling choice. Furthermore some of Australia’s early sparkling wines were made by Louis Lawrence Smith during the late 1800s from Yarra Valley base wine. After successful trial base winemaking with Coonawarra and Mount Macedon fruit the project of establishing an Australian operation was given the green light. A whiz bang facility was built at Green Point in Central Yarra Valley overlooking the Great Dividing Range. The highly credentialed polymath Dr. Tony Jordan – originally a consultant and one time partner in the boutique wine consultancy business Oenotech with Brian Croser – was made Managing Director in 1987. He has recently stepped down but remains a winemaking consultant. Domaine Chandon has always had a great winemaking team with the brightest and cleverest winemakers in the land. The current crew is no exception. In 1987 a 50 hectare vineyard was planted at Green Point comprising the classic Champagne varieties. A further 40 hectares was planted in the Strathbogie Ranges. Domaine Chandon now draws fruit from the Australian Alps, Coonawarra, the Yarra Valley, Coonawarra, Mt. Macedon, Southern Tasmania, Mornington Peninsula and Western Australia. The blend is entirely dependant on the quality of the fruit and the character of the vintage. At vintage, the wines are all batch vinified. The fruit is pressed off in three fractions; Cuvee (free run), Premiere Taille and Deuxieme Taille. The latter is not used because it’s often too astringent for the Domaine Chandon Style. After cold settling in stainless steel the wine is fermented as is normal into base wine. It is generally quite lean and austere. The wine is bottled and a liqueur de triage is added to allow secondary fermentation in the bottle. The wine is allowed to mature on yeast lees for around 2 to 5 years (depending on the sparkling wine style) before disgorging, further aging on cork and release. Domaine Chandon produces a wide range of styles including Vintage Brut, Rose and Blanc de Blancs, all aged on yeast lees for around 3 years prior to disgorgement. NV Brut is a regarded as a volume leader but the quality is definitely there. Other wines in the portfolio include the Pinot Noir Chardonnay, Rose and a 100% Chardonnay non-vintage Brut. These are fresh, vivacious styles with complexity derived from the inclusion of Reserve base wines. The Cuvee Riche is a rich sweeter style with a higher level of sweetness. Green Point Cuvee is Domaine Chandon's prestige sparkling wine and aged on yeast lees for 5 years prior to disgorgement. A sparkling Pinot Noir Shiraz (Yarra Valley/ North Central Victoria/McLaren Vale blend) has been added to the portfolio. The wines are all leading styles. While French Champagne is a major market category, Australian sparkling wines don’t quite attract the same level of interest. However the Domaine Chandon is at the pinnacle of the methode traditionelle genre and can represent good value on the market. Domaine Chandon also makes table wines under the Green Point Label. Indeed Domaine Chandon’s sparkling wines are sold into export markets under the Green Point name as well. Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's
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