Challenging vintage in terms of rain and vineyard pressure, and one where attention to detail and timely effort in the vineyard has returned the benefit. We crop thinned over half of the Chardonnay, leaving us a comfortable low crop which was able to ripen more quickly in the face of a rainy harvest.
This is the first release of the Hillcrest Chardonnay. In 2010 we used this block for our Blanc de blancs and were amazed with the concentration of fruit and incredible acid.
- VIC - Mornington Peninsula
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale straw green
Pear and quince fruits, with hazelnut, nougat and a sense of sourdough bread.
Density and gentle power. Flavours of dried pears and fig are followed by matchstick and complex barrel fermentation characters, yet the wine shows only a little oak. Fine and long, the wines finds the balance between fruit weight, complexity and natural acid finesse.
Up to 10 years.