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2011 Mount Mary Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

Beautifully elegant Chardonnay from this iconic estate.

$100.00

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About

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 ok (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.

A cooler vintage in the Yarra Valley during 2011 meant the red wines of the region were 'A typical', however, great sites produce great wines and are less subject to the vagaries of vintage.

Here, Sam Middleton pulls together an exceptional Yarra Chardonnay. Like the Triolet from the same year, this is blossoming beautifully with time in bottle. 96 points from James Halliday.

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.

Mount Mary winemaker Sam Middleton
Mount Mary winemaker Sam Middleton
Yarra Valley, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Gleaming yellow-green; a skilfully made wine from mature vines on a great vineyard site; white peach, melon and a touch of fig coalesce with subtle barrel ferment oak on the long and harmonious palate." - James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion

Additional Info

From The Producer

We aim to make a Chardonnay with great length, which reaches a balance between richness and elegance.

While some techniques are borrowed from the Burgundians, there are some departures from traditional practice in response to local factors, which ensures a unique wine. The most notable of these is that our Chardonnay does not undergo malolactic fermentation, as our local climate leaves the fruit with ideal acidity when it is picked.

Our Chardonnay is matured in 30% new French oak barriques with the remainder in older barrels and large casks (1500L). The entire production is barrel fermented. Relatively hard pressing is employed to give the wine texture and lees stirring is carried out to add complexity and body.

The Chardonnay is matured in barrel for 11 months prior to bottling.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

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