Port Phillip Estate Chardonnay 2012 (6 x 750mL), Mornington Peninsula, VIC.

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Overview

The wines of Port Phillip Estate are domain grown, handpicked grapes and aim to manifest terrior. The cultural operations in the vineyard and practices in the winery endeavour to articulate unique characteristics diligently, respectfully and without artifice.

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

Expert Reviews

Bright straw-green; an intense and beautifully articulated chardonnay, varietal fruit doing all the heavy lifting, its flavours lying midway between stone fruit and citrus, the finish very long and fresh; the role of oak has been of minor importance. Rating 95 - Drink by 2021, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2014).

Port Phillip Estate Chardonnay has had a subtle name change in an effort to emphasise its ‘single site’ origin. Not just any single siteeither: this mature Red Hill vineyard has been cracking out excellent chardonnay and pinot noir for a couple of decades now. It’s grown on 1.64 hectares of vineyard.

This is a complex release. It’s all lime, stonefruit and ginger – it’s a wine of excellent power – but it’s perhaps more characterised by smoky, sulphidy, matchsticky notes. Once upon a time this style was called “Frenchy”. It’s bright and buoyant but chalky (almost grainy) and tight through the finish. It’s good now, but it’s going places. Rating 93+ - Drink by 2020, Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au (JUN/2014).

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Bright lemony straw colour.

Aroma

Complex aromas of citrus blossom, preserved lemon and spice with an underlying hint of savouryness.

Palate

The energetic and tightly wound palate exhibits grapefruit and lime fruits with a subtle ginger spiciness and leads to a focused saline, chalky finish.

Vintage
2012
Region
VIC - Mornington Peninsula
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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The Port Phillip Estate winery, James Halliday's 2012 Winery of the Year, is situated at Red Hill in the heart of the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. Owned by the Gjergja family, winemaking is overseen by winemaker, Sandro Mosele.

Surrounded by mounds of native grasses and indigenous spotted gums, the new Port Phillip Estate winery, designed by Wood Marsh Architecture, emerges from the landscape as a dramatic curved sculpture made of rammed-earth. Inside, a large cellar door and tasting room, and a light-filled restaurant open out on to an expansive outdoor deck. Underneath, state-of-the-art winemaking facilities - a barrel room, bottling line, wine processing plant, cellaring and offices - share space with six luxury accommodation suites, complete with private decks. Views across the vines to the sea are panoramic.

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