2016 Chardonnay Collection Mornington Peninsula

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SKU: HP16CO-MOCHARDN6

  • WINE STYLE
    WINE STYLE
    Rich & Generous, White, Full-bodied
  • FOOD PAIRING
    FOOD PAIRING
    Poultry, Seafood, Pork, Soft Brie
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    HIGHLIGHTS
    93 Points - Halliday Chardonnay Challenge 2017
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
Elegant, flavoursome & complex
 
OCCASION
Meet the parents, Date night , Treat yourself

A NOTE FROM THE WINEMAKERS

“A generous wine that reflects the warm season, it has the full spectrum of Chardonnay flavours from lemon to peach, with nutty oak to complete the package.”

SERVING TEMPERATURE | 11 - 13°

CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to 10 - 15 years

TASTING NOTES

Opening with stone fruit and floral aromas with bright citrus notes, this wine has layers of fruit flavour and creamy complexity derived from 11 months ageing on lees in barrel.

SEASON

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

WINEMAKING

The fruit was picked from early-February to mid-February and was whole-bunch pressed. The juice was fermented in barrel, some with wild yeasts, some inoculated. A selection of barrels completed malo-lactic fermentation. The wine was aged on lees in the same barrels, with regular lees stirring, for 11 months.

THE REGION

THE REGION

Mornington Peninsula

A maritime region about 50km south-east of Melbourne. It is surrounded by ocean and the climate is moderated year-round, with cooling ocean breezes in summer and relatively mild winters.

Soils vary from the red volcanic earth on the spine of hills running down the centre of the peninsula to grey clay loams on the plains.

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THE TIER

THE TIER

Collection

SPECIAL OCCASIONS • GIFTING

The Collection series are a set of premium wines from hand-picked regions around the world – each crafted to reflect a supreme sense of place and exceptional character.

The labels each feature a unique photographed object collected from the region the wine was grown, designed to present a story of the region's distinct characteristics.

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THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

The Artwork

Conch Shell

This shell was found on the beaches surrounding Mornington Peninsula. With its cool climate and strong maritime influence, this is one of Australia’s finest Chardonnay regions.

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