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2016-Chardonnay-Single Vineyard:Capella | Mornington Peninsula

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Code: HP16VI-MOCHARDN6

A NOTE FROM OUR WINEMAKERS

“Beautifully expressive of the warm, dry vintage, this is a generous Chardonnay with balancing acid” Peter Dillon

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    Peter Dillon 
    Director of Winemaking
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    Jonathon Mattick
    Assistant Winemaker 
 

THE FINER DETAILS

TASTING NOTES

A selection of two clones – Mendoza and P58 – from our Capella Vineyard, this wine was whole bunch pressed and fermented in French oak to achieve vibrant fruit flavours with creamy complexity.

VINTAGE 

Vintage 2016 was marked by warm and dry conditions and the harvest was one of the earliest on record. It arrived in a hurry too, catching some vignerons by surprise; many were picking very early in February. The resulting wines have excellent flavour and weight and tend be earlier drinking styles.  

WINEMAKING

Mendoza and P58 Chardonnay vines were hand harvested in early February in warm, dry conditions. The fruit was refrigerated overnight then whole-bunch pressed and the juice was settled in tank before fermentation in barrel with wild yeasts. A portion was allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation and the wine was matured in the same French oak barriques, a mix of old and new, for 10 months.