Mount Mary Vineyard Chardonnay 2019 (Yarra Valley, Victoria)

Mount Mary Vineyard Chardonnay 2019 (Yarra Valley, Victoria) "...preserved lemon, pear, white peach..."

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Mount Mary Vineyard aim to make a Chardonnay with great length, which reaches a balance between richness and elegance. While some techniques are borrowed from the Burgundians, there are some departures from traditional practice in response to local factors, which ensures a unique wine. The most notable of these is that their Chardonnay does not undergo malolactic fermentation, as local climate leaves the fruit with ideal acidity when it is picked. The Chardonnay is matured in 30% new French oak barriques with the remainder in older barrels and large casks (1500L). The entire production is barrel fermented. Relatively hard pressing is employed to give the wine texture and lees stirring is carried out to add complexity and body. The Chardonnay is matured in barrel for 11 months prior to bottling.

"There must be some magic dust landing on Mount Mary or rather, its chardonnay site. Latterly, this has just been rockin’ it. No different this year: a pristine, refined and ultra-elegant wine. A harmonious offering of citrus and light creamy leesy flavours, spice and vanilla-pod oak. The succulence via acidity ensures it lingers long. I got goosebumps tasting this."97 Points – Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion 2022

"The 2019 Chardonnay is defined by its finesse and purity and, at this point in time, suggests nothing of the warmer vintage. Aromatically it is a little closed at first but opens up and fully expresses itself with time in the glass. The nose shows some preserved lemon, pear, white peach, cashew nuts and subtle toasty oak complexities. The palate is only medium bodied, but exhibits exceptional length of flavour and persistence. There are primary fruit flavours of pear, melon and grapefruit paired with savoury spice undertones, nuts and buttered toast. There is already an appealing balance to this wine with phenolics, acid, primary fruit and secondary complexity all neatly pieced together." - winery notes