Lots of tropical fruit notes - pineapple and grapefruit - combined with stonefruit flavours and a hint of citrus. Lightly oaked.
- VIC - Other Victorian
This label comes from the Victorian winery Mitchelton, and is named after its founding winemaker, Colin Preece. Theres a wide range of styles and the quality is good. This easy-drinking chardonnay is fresh and zippy, with flavours of melon and peaches and a citrus acidity.Michelle Reedy, Who Weekly(24/JAN/2011)
Very ripe, vibrant, tropical style with some botrytis-like sweetness and citrusy acidity.3 Stars - John Harris, Adam Foster & Jo Marsh Winestate (APR/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale yellow straw with bright highlights.
Fresh mango and melon with hints of nougat and spicy oak.
Lush peach and melon flavours, a full mid-palate and a refreshing finish.
Roast chicken & season vegetables tossed in herb butter.
Grapes for this wine are predominantly from two Central Victorian regions - Goulbunr Valley and Heathcote. A major portion of Goulburn Valley fruit is gron on the estate vineyard at Mitchelton located in the Nagambie Lakes sub-region. The Heathcote component contributes to the wine's core paalte of subtle stone fruit flavours. This flavour attribute is derived from well-drained deep red, ironstone and jasper-quartz soils on the flats below an ancient Cambian geological, feature known as the Camelback Ridge.
Gentle handling of hte grapes during the crushing and pressing and a cool fermentation temperature ensured that pure Chardonnay flavours and aromas were retained. The major portion of this wine was aged in older French oak barriques, a minor portion in newer oak. A small portion was retained in stainless steel vessels to enhance the wine's fresh fruity lift. The wine was kept on lees for 10 months, then blended and bottled.