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2016 Chardonnay


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Tasting Notes

Aromas of ripe, rich peach, melon, butterscotch, vanilla and oak spice. A hint of funk, from long barrel aging and stirring of lees. On the front palate, intense melon and pineapple move into a surprisingly mineral and rich mid-palate with, mineral acid, slightly chalky tannin grip, and a deliciously creamy finish of cashew, honeydew and oak spice.


Chardonnay is considered the winemakers grape, with virtually endless possible winemaking options to create wines in a plethora of styles. We like to be creative and build a wine of complexity. A wine that inexcusably sacrifices overt fruit characters, with a view of creating a wine that has driving acidity, texture, minerality, and the ability to last the ages. Whole-bunch pressed straight to French oak barrels (a tiny percentage new) for fermentation with indigenous yeasts, aerations, malolactic decarboxylation, lees stirring, and a long aging process, both in barrel and bottle. 

The Finer Details

Vintage: 2016

Region: Mornington Peninsula

Micro-Region: Main Ridge

Alcohol: 12.5%

Style: Rich, Complex and Oaky

Size: 750ml

Closure: Screw Cap

Varieties: Chardonnay

Winemaking Style: Traditional

Cellaring Potential: Long Term

Classification: Single Vineyard, Natural Yeast