Dexter Chardonnay 2012 (6 x 750mL), Mornington Peninsula,VIC.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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Hand picked fruit is gently whole bunch pressed into a tank and settled overnight. It is then transferred into French oak barriques (20% New, 80% second, third and fourth use) and inoculated with a neutral yeast. Fermentation is relatively vigorous and complete within two weeks. From May until spring the barrels are stirred every two weeks until MLF is complete. The wine is left on lees until bottling with filtration in February, 10 months after harvest.

VIC - Mornington Peninsula

Expert Reviews

A bright, clear and crisp style, with greater focus and definition than many Mornington Peninsula chardonnays; the bouquet is fragrant, the palate with zesty grapefruit, white peach and apple fruit, the oak subtle. 650 dozen made. Rating 95 - Drink by 2020, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2014)

Winery Tasting Notes


Aromas of lemon, white peach, nectarine and floral notes combined with subtle oak.


Similar to previous vintages in its elegance and fineness after a near perfect 2012 vintage. Subtle flavours reflective of the aromas – particularly lemon, nectarine, white peach and elegant oak. The wine has a soft middle palate with good length and a nice acid balance. Similar in structure to the 2010 vintage but perhaps more linear.

VIC - Mornington Peninsula
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Tod Dexter grew up with wine. Along with his parents' considerable interest in wine he had a childhood friendship with the Crittendon family, one of Melbourne's premium wine merchants who further introduced him to the world of wine. It was then no surprise that in 1974 after a skiing trip in the US, Tod ended up in the Napa Valley where he spent a seven-year apprenticeship with one of California's premium family wineries, Cakebread Cellars.

Tod moved home to Australia in January 1987, and after an extensive search he and his wife Debbie bought a vineyard site at Merricks North on the Mornington Peninsula. Later that year they planted their first 1.6 hectares of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Tod then joined forces with Brian Stonier at Stonier Wines where, over the next ten years, he grew the company to become one of Australia's premium producers of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. During this decade the wines Tod created received many accolades both at home and internationally.

During a formative trip to France in 2000 when they visited the most famous Pinot producers in the world, Tod gained a new respect for the concept of terroir and the responsibility to future generations in caring for the land. He also had reinforced to him the importance of attention to detail in both the vineyard and winery. This trip was what encouraged Tod and Debbie to take the next step and produce their own wine. Thus Dexter Wines was born.

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