Mt Duneed Estate Chardonnay
Mid-straw in colour
Fresh pear, citrus blossom and smoky oak aromas coexist on the restrained and elegant bouquet.
The palate is taut and energetic with tangy acidity and a harmonious flinty mineral finish.
Vintage in the Yarra Valley was characterised by warm and dry growing conditions which were fairly consistent throughout the season. Whilst yields were down the wines are showing full and balanced flavour with a great depth of colour.
Parcels of fruit are crushed and some whole bunches pressed to provide complexity and texture to the palate. Fruit parcels are fermented in a combination of both stainless steel tank and French oak barrels which are matured for 6 months. Lees were occasionally stirred before the final blend was bottled.
This is a wine with great structure and complexity and will reward cellaring over the next 2 to 4 years.