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2017 Collection Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay

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$269.94 6 x 750ml bottle
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SKU: HP17CO-MOCHARDN6

  • WINE STYLE
    WINE STYLE
    Rich & Generous, White, Full-bodied
  • FOOD PAIRING
    FOOD PAIRING
    Poultry, Seafood, Pork, Soft Brie
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Outstanding vintage
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
Elegant, flavoursome & complex
 
95 POINTS - 2020 JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
 
"Bristling with the kind of brio that comes with a home ground advantage for the Mornington Peninsula winery, Handpicked knows its subject very well and delivers a chardonnay masterclass. Oak is perfectly in tune with superb white peach fruit and quince. A whiff of matchstick, smoke and toast and a general harmony and all-round balance."
Jeni Port - Published 01 August 2019

A NOTE FROM THE WINEMAKERS

“Classic Mornington purity. Drinking superbly right now and will age beautifully.”

SERVING TEMPERATURE | 8 - 14°

CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to 10 - 15 years

TASTING NOTES

This wine has layers of bright citrus and stones fruits with lively natural acidity. Fermentation and maturation in select French oak barrels adds texture, nut flavours and a touch of gun flint.

SEASON

Vintage 2017 on the Mornington Peninsula was a classic one in which overall mild and stable conditions produced outstanding quality fruit and wines of great balance, finesse and longevity. Dubbed by some a “Goldilocks” vintage - not too hot, not too cold, neither too windy nor too humid, too wet or dry – 2017 delivered just enough and not too much of everything. Vines ripened slowly, building great depth of flavour while retaining fine balance in sugar and acid. Harvest began in early-March, a little later than the long-term average, and somewhat of a relief after the record-early vintage of 2016.

WINEMAKING

A blend of clones P58 and Mendoza from Capella Vineyard and fruit from select vineyards in Red Hill and Main Ridge. The fruit was pressed in whole bunches and the juice was fermented in French oak barrels. Some barrels were inoculated with yeast and some were left to ferment naturally with wild yeasts. There was partial malolactic fermentation and the barrels were regularly stirred. The wine was matured in the same barrels for 10 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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