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2018 Kooyong Estate Chardonnay 375ml

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

An effortlessly beautiful Chardonnay from the Mornington Peninsula.

$25.00

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About
An attractive ready-drinking wine with an extra degree of character.

Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

About the Wine

Made from parcels of fruit from the Faultline and Farrago blocks of the Kooyong vineyard, this Estate Chardonnay gives a delightfully delicious expression of the Mornington Peninsula region.

It's a powerful and energetic wine, with an effortless beauty about it. It's a wine full of character and personality.

You could choose to drink it now or pop it in the cellar for a little bit if you're willing to wait for your reward.

About Kooyong Estate

Kooyong is one of the Mornington Peninsula's most iconic wineries, a specialist in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, while also making some cracking Pinot Gris.

Their 40 hectare home is in Tuerong, in the north of the region, and consists of five distinct vineyard blocks from which limited quantities of Single Block wines are made when vintage conditions allow.

Their 'entry level' wines, the Clonale Chardonnay and Massale Pinot Noir, offer extremely good value for money and a great snapshot of regional style.

Kooyong vineyard in Autumn
Kooyong vineyard in Autumn
Mornington Peninsula
Additional Info

From the Producer

Kooyong Estate Chardonnay comprises fruit from our Faultline and Farrago blocks. It offers an overall expression of the Kooyong vineyard, with parcels of fruit from various soils and mesoclimates blended together to create the Estate label.

The grapes were gently whole-bunch pressed directly into French oak barriques (15% of which were new) where fermentation occurred spontaneously with ambient yeasts. Following fermentation the wine was aged on lees (without battonage) for 11 months. It was bottled without fining and with minimal filtration.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

The large format oak used at Kooyong
The large format oak used at Kooyong
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

91Points
The Real Review

"Light, bright yellow colour, with a smoky barrel and lightly reductive bouquet, attractively complex and light-bodied, with a trace of grip and medium intensity. Hints of nougat, nectarine and grapefruit. Lemon-citrus to finish. An attractive ready-drinking wine with an extra degree of character." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

94Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Builds slowly. The bouquet remains defiant in refusing to spark, the palate initially shy, then progressively gaining territory as the mid- and back-palate bring a carefully composed fruit salad onto the table." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

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