Circe `Red Hill` Chardonnay 2011 (6 x 750mL), Mornington Peninsula, VIC.

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Overview

This is the first release of the Red Hill South Chardonnay.

Unusually, this Chardonnay has around 30% malolactic, which is stylistically something I would not normally do, but I felt that this year, facing the structure on the palate that we had, I wanted to slightly soften and broaden the shape of the mid palate. 100% maturation in Oak, 10% new. Francois Freres and Mercurey barriques complete the picture.

Region:
VIC - Mornington Peninsula
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw green

Aroma

Grapefruit, kaffir limes, minerals with nougat and walnut in background.

Palate

Complex citrus on entry, opens to show more grapefruit pith notes, fine acidity and just a whisper of oak. Minerals and grilled nuts finish the long palate.

Cellaring

Up to 10 years.

Vintage
2011
Region
VIC - Mornington Peninsula
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

Winery Profile

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Circe is a partnership inspired by growing up on the Mornington Peninsula and a love of Pinot Noir.

Dan Buckle and Aaron Drummond met at Mount Langi Ghiran in 2007. After a vintage of Shiraz it was inevitable that the conversation would turn to any other varietal except Shiraz. With both of us growing up on the Mornington Peninsula, we were keen and curious as to what we could do with Pinot Noir from such great soil.

The name Circe derives from Homer and is a nice metaphor for the seductions – and perils – of Pinot Noir. Dan studied arts at university before realising it wouldn’t help him get a job. He then went on to oenology. At least his studies of the classics helped us develop a name. Good for something I guess?

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