Selected from the Estate vineyards of Chateau Yaldara at Lyndoch in the Barossa Valley. Crushed into open wooden fermenters and splashed twice daily. Pressed out into 20% New French oak for 6 months to maintain fruit purity.
Chateau Yaldara Foundations Petit Verdot delivers to you a lively wine, bursting with floral aromas, a core of dark berry purity and a salivating spiced/mineral palate that draws you back for a second helping.
The 2016 Vintage saw a dry spring and summer leading into the growing season, but with a relatively cool ripening period. This resulted in lower than average crops, with very small berry size. The resultant wines are intense in flavour and tannin structure with a dense core of dark, black fruit. The ability of these wines to age will be immense. This Grenache was de-stemmed into traditional open concrete fermenters with heading down boards. Matured in seasoned oak barrels for 12-15 months with minimal filtration before bottling.
Chateau Yaldara Foundations Shiraz delivers to you a luscious wine, bursting with spicy oak aromas, enveloped by intense plum fruit purity and a rich chocolate/mocha length of palate that draws you back for a second helping.
Selected from a single site at Charleston in the Adelaide Hills. The base wines were made separately at Chateau Yaldara from only free run portions and then blended to create a harmonious unity. The secondary fermentation in bottle was achieved using the Methode Traditionelle. With Over the next 18 months the wine remained on its yeast lees adding creaminess and secondary yeast characters before disgorgement.
You will enjoy a wine with pale yellow with copper hues, delicate beads that enhance the citrus and white peach notes. This is highlighted with strawberry blossom and lemon zest. On the palate enjoy limes and nectarines, whilst the ageing on yeast lees has created complex dough and biscuit richness on the palate, beautifully balanced with a clean acid line that refreshes the senses.
Chateau Yaldara Foundations Cabernet Sauvignon delivers to you an intense wine, supported by herbal and mint aromas, built around dense cherry and blackcurrant purity and a savoury length of palate that draws you back for a second helping.