Love this. Real Chardonnay. I reckon it’s pretty good drinking ’round about now, too.
About The Wine
The famed old vines on the Mount Mary estate yield some of the finest Chardonnay in the district.
Sensitive winemaking from Sam Middleton and respect for the fruit is at the core of this wine. Sam looks to support the Chardonnay with high quality oak (around 30% new), a relatively hard pressing to extract more in the way of texture and some lees stirring. Malo is avoided to retain acid purity.
Here, Sam Middleton pulls together an exceptional Yarra Chardonnay. There are few who managed to craft such a wine from the 2016 vintage. Sam nailed it.
In the words of James Halliday, this is "a sophisticated wine destined for a long life."
About Mount Mary
One of the great Australian domains is in the form of its life with young Sam Middleton as head winemaker.
The list of accolades for the great Mount Mary is long and rich. They are one of the country's most celebrated and collectable family-owned estates.
From the impossible balance of the iconic Quintet and Triolet blends to the scintillating Chardonnays and the rare and almost mythical Pinot Noir, there is not a hair out of place in the Mount Mary line up.
With Sam Middleton in charge of the winemaking process, Mount Mary is entering its second golden age as one of the jewels of the Yarra Valley.