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2018 Mayford Chardonnay

Porepunkah, Alpine Valleys, VIC

Powerhouse Chardonnay from the Alpine Valleys.

$38.00

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About

About The Wine

Chardonnay is the only white grape grown on the beautiful Mayford vineyard in Porepunkah.

Their Chardonnay is for those who like a more voluptuous style of Chardonnay. There is a lot of wine here. Careful fruit selection and meticulous winemaking converging from Eleana Anderson. It makes for cracking wine with inherent balance and great flavour.

The latest release looks in excellent form and will satisfy those who look for Chardonnay with weight and presence.

About Mayford

Mayford has been a work in progress since 1995, it is now considered one of the leading producers in the Alpine Valley. Setting the bar high, are Eleana Anderson and Bryan Nicholson. Very high indeed.

They only produce four wines from their bucolic estate; Chardonnay, Shiraz, one of the country’s best Tempranillo and a blend of Tempranillo and Cabernet which shows immense promise.

Bryan tends the vines, Eleana makes the wines. From the vine to the bottle, this couple do it all themselves. Small batches of wine with only quality in mind.

A jewel in the crown for the Alpine Valleys and Porepunkah region.

Winemaker Eleana Anderson
Winemaker Eleana Anderson
Porepunkah, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

The glorious 2018 vintage was a winemaker’s dream.

Solid winter and spring rainfall lead into a cool start to summer, followed by a prolonged warm and dry autumn. These conditions produced good fruit set, even veraison and enabled full phenological ripeness- resulting in structural, balanced and complete wines that are amongst some of the finest that we have made at Mayford.

Chardonnay was hand-picked in multiple small parcels over the last week of February and the first week of March. Each batch was vinified and matured separately according to clone and harvest date. After chilling overnight, fruit was whole bunch pressed and the juice filled sequentially to barrel so that no two barrels were alike.

Fermented with naturally occurring yeasts in a selection of French oak barriques (25% new). Partial malolactic fermentation was encouraged to build more generous and complex structure, and lees stirring for freshness and a creamy, curd texture. Total barrel maturation time was eleven months.

The 2018 Chardonnay is luscious, long and powerful.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Eleana Anderson
Eleana Anderson
Porepunkah, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"There’s never a hair out of place with the Mayford wines. This is a pretty good case in point. It’s bright with fruit, impeccably well balanced, juicy through the finish and well sustained. Sweet peach, lime, oatmeal, a trace of nougat, a faint flintiness. As easy as it is to like, everything seems angled towards the finish, which should serve it well in the coming years." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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