In Dreams Chardonnay 2015 ~ Yarra Valley, Australia
96/100 James Halliday
James Halliday Five Star Rating
James Halliday "Outstanding winery capable of producing wines of very high quality"
Previous vintages also scrored well:
95/100 James Halliday (2014 vintage)
Silver ~ International Cool Climate Wine Show (2014 vintage)
Silver - Yarra Valley Wine Awards (2014 vintage)
Wine Cave "Mouth-wateringly creamy flavours of lemon curd and jasmine are cradled by lightly toasted oak. A beautifully fruity, textured and mouth filling chardonnay, it’s masterfully constructed and incredibly more-ish. Teams up brilliantly with roast chicken, pork and ginger gyoza or hard goats cheese."
James Halliday "This is a marvellous expression of Yarra Valley chardonnay, packed with grapefruit and white peach on its bouquet and very long palate, the barrel ferment oak inputs just so. It will probably be at its best over the next 5 years, for it has been fast out of the blocks." (2014 Vintage)
Head winemaker Nina Stocker was born and raised in a small town on the border of the Alsace wine region in Switzerland. She is the daughter of eminent wine scientist Dr John Stocker. It was her family’s involvement in the local village vineyard which paved the way for her future career as a Winemaker. Nina has worked vintages in McLaren Vale, Yarra Valley, Barolo (Italy), Rhone Valley (France), Alentejo (Portugal), and New Zealand.
In Dreams have won medals for both their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. In Dreams source their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from three low yielding, premium quality vineyards. The vineyards are predominantly from the upper Yarra Valley due to the cooler micro climate that helps them capture the elegance and finesse of this noble variety. In Dreams are focused on allowing the vineyards to express themselves in the resulting wines using traditional winemaking techniques such as small batch fermentation, wild yeast and the delicate use of French oak.