2017 Soumah Single Vineyard Chardonnay Upper Ngumby


The citrus bouquet is supported by some flintiness and sweet melon character. A fresh nectarine and melon palate is integrated with subtle oak and creaminess, finishing long and fresh.

“New Age, Fresh and Crisp.”

Varietals: Chardonnay

Vine Age: 20 Years

Yeast: Wild

Oak Age: 21% New Oak

Harvest: 3 March, 2017

Baume at Harvest: 11.8

pH at Harvest: 3.3

TA at Harvest: 6.7

The Yarra Valley is possibly the ultimate region in Australia for fresh, new-age Chardonnay. Our goal is simple: add to that reputation with premium, definitive vineyard sites and exacting viticulture to create a modern, premium Chardonnay. The fruit was barrel fermented with 100% wild yeast. The wine was then matured on lees in these Barriques and Puncheons for eight months with some secondary fermentation to create depth and finesse.

[2018 Vintage] – Bronze Medal at 2019 Yarra Valley Wine Show

[2017 Vintage] – 95 Points by James Halliday, 2019 Halliday Wine Companion

[2017 Vintage] – Top Gold (96 Points) and Best 2017 Chardonnay in Show Trophy at 2018 International Cool Climate Wine Show

[2017 Vintage] – Silver Medal at 2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition

[2017 Vintage] – Bronze Medal at 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards

[2017 Vintage] – Bronze Medal at 2018 Perth Royal Wine Awards

“Leaner than the Hexham, there’s a sense of precision about this Chardonnay. White fleshed stonefruit the hero with an enticing texture which hits and sticks to the mid-palate. Flinty with well-integrated oak, lemons and old school lemonade grab hold at the death and urge for another sip. A winner.”
QWine, September 2019 (2018 Vintage)
“Vibrant citrus aromas with just a hint of melon, exquisite palate with ripe nectarines & smidge of limes, great structure, with a touch of steeliness, well integrated & svelte. DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!!!!!!”
Dan Traucki, August 2019 (2018 Vintage)
“The richest of the SOUMAH range, but doesn’t rely on sweetness (there is none) nor extraction. The balance and length are both exceptional, the pure varietal expression courtesy of grapefruit and zesty acidity. Will flourish with more time in bottle.”
Halliday Wine Companion 2019 (2017 Vintage)

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