Mitchelton Chardonnay is sourced from targeted sections across several blocks within the Mitchelton vineyard. Each parcel is harvested at optimum ripeness with gentle pressing employed to separate the pristine free run juice. Each batch is barrel fermented in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barriques with the inclusion of a small amount of solids to enhance textural properties.
- VIC - Other Victorian
"Chardonnay isn’t exactly synonymous with the Nagambie Lakes/Goulburn Valley region but a cool, wet year like 2011 has produced a highly drinkable wine – and a decent value one. It’s very much in the crisp and refreshing style but apple and pear flavours give it a succulent appeal. Nutty, woodspice notes in the background and lots of citrussy cut. Not a chardonnay for those looking for a richer, fuller white wine experience but chilled down for summer I reckon this would go all right. "Rating 89 - Campbell Mattinson, www.winefront.com.au (SEP/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
The 2011 Mitchelton Chardonnay glows antique gold with bright highlights.
Fragrant aromas of rockmelon, peach, subtle nougat and a hint of spicy oak fill the nose.
The palate is generous but fresh: an elegant blend of stone fruit, brioche and vanilla spice, all framed by a softly lingering acid profile.