This is smoking Chardonnay... finesse and power... Magnificent.
About The Wine
The combined expertise of the Onannon winemaking trio comes to the fore here with this 'smoking' release of Chardonnay from the Mornington Peninsula.
A single vineyard in Tuerong provides the fruit, the boys playing around with higher levels of solids in the ferment making a more complete wine on release. A finer-boned expression when compared to the 2016 release, Byron, Middleton and Hermann taking full advantage of the ideal growing conditions in 2017.
This is a smoky cool-climate Chardonnay with great energy and drive through the mouth. Gary Walsh awarded it and exceptional 96 points on the Wine Front, which is no mean feat.
If you love class-act Victorian Chardonnay, this offers brilliant value.
Onannon was founded by Will Byron, Kaspar Hermann and Sam Middleton.
The trio met whilst working at Coldstream Hills many years ago. Will is now the chief winemaker at Stonier in Mornington Peninsula, Sam has taken over winemaking duties at his iconic family estate, Mount Mary in the Yarra Valley where he and Kaspar have worked for years.
With Onannon, they are looking to make wines that excite them from Mornington Peninsula and Geelong, focussing primarily on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
With strong relationships with great growers, this is more than just a hobby, Onannon is a passion project.