A masterful Mornington Chardonnay this - complex, layered and cleverly crafted, showcasing the skills of winemaker Sandro Mosele and attentive viticulture. Unquestionably high-class Chardonnay from a top vintage.
A youthful pale yellow in appearance, with a complex aroma fusing top notes of citrus, nectarine pit and white floral with flinty undertones. The energetic palate achieves a textural depth from grapefruit and mandarin flavours balanced with a leesy creaminess, and reveals a long and powerful pithy finish.
Accolades and Awards:
93+ Points - Mike Bennie, Wine Front "Stonefruit, ginger, tangerine, oatmeal and fennel. Light to medium bodied, stonefruit laden with spice and zingy fresh pineapple, lime and lemon acidity and flavour, some wheatgerm, a little flintiness, and a tangy sweet lemon laced finish of fine length. Very good."
2013 Vintage: 95 Points - James Halliday, Wine Companion "Fleshy pear, apple, grapefruit and cashew flavours make for both stylish and delicious drinking. At all points it feels bright, balanced and eager-to-please, though flinty notes through the finish underline its inherent sophistication. Builds as it rests in the glass; a standout for this label."
From the Winery
The Kooyong vineyard is located on the Mornington Peninsula at Tuerong, on Miocene sedimentary soils. Our wines are made from domain grown, handpicked grapes and aim to manifest terroir: the integration of our geology and soils with the macroclimate of our region, the mesoclimates of the various sites within our vineyard and the weather of the annual grape growing season. Our cultural operations in the vineyard and practices in the winery endeavour to articulate these unique characteristics diligently, respectfully and without artifice.
September 2015 welcomed the beginning of budburst leading to a dry and warm spring. October was 3 degrees above the average temperature and El Niño affected the amount of rain we received.
Vine vigour was controlled due to the lack of rainfall with the canopy generous and open. Fruitfulness was up from the previous vintage and flowering and fruit set occurred unhindered. Veraison commenced in early January.
The period between January and mid-March was warmer than historically usual and harvest began at the same time in February as recent vintages. Conditions remained very dry and warm throughout the harvest period, it was a compact vintage finishing in mid-March. The viticultural team worked steadily throughout harvest and delivered healthy and energetic fruit, with ripeness and acidity well balanced.
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