Wine means different things to different people. For us it's a part of life and for sharing with family, friends and acquaintances. More importantly it's about sharing over a meal or enjoying a glass with nibbles as you chat . Many wines these days are simply statements about themselves: "Hey, look at me". We want our wines to be drinkable, balanced and complementary to food, not showpieces in their own right. We never release any wine under the Route du Van label unless we have enjoyed it over a good meal. This is our simple test for good road trip wines!

2021 Yarra Valley Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay from both the valley floor and the upper valley. Hand and machine harvested depending on the vineyard location. Fermented in both stainless steel and old larger oak vessels aiming for a crisp, fresh, balanced white with texture and length.
Aromas of bright, fresh citrus, nectarine, grapefruit and hazelnuts. Fine and elegant style. Good freshness and texture. Savoury with citrus and stone fruit characters. Crisp acidity and balance. Good length. Generous, smooth and dry Round full flavour. Rich fruit flavours. Nicely balanced.
Alcohol 13.0%, pH3.36, TA 6.1g/l

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Yarra Valley Chardonnay