2019 Allies Assemblage Chardonnay

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Luxurious Mornington Chardonnay from Dave Chapman at Allies. Chardonnay lovers assemble!


An assemblage of beauty and mettle.

Ned Goodwin (Halliday Wine Companion)

About the Wine

Allies makes delicious single vineyards highlighting the different terroirs of Mornington but also the excellent Assemblage Pinot Noir and Chardonnay - his regional blends.

The 2019 Chardonnay is a blend of Tuerong and Merricks fruit, the cooler Merricks site adding steel and acidity to complement the plusher Tuerong style.


About Allies Wines

A former Chef and Sommelier, David Chapman began Allies in 2003, whilst working at Moorooduc Estate. The first wine was just few barrels of Pinot Noir from a vineyard around the corner in Tuerong. Today, there is a bit more but the quantity is limited by the number of acres Chapman is able to manage by himself. His mission is to handcraft rich, silky and perfumed Pinot Noir, showcasing the diversity of the beautiful Mornington Peninsula through wines taken from different township



Additional Info

From the Producer

In some years, yields are so low that making a single vineyard Chardonnay is impossible. This first Assemblage Chardonnay is 40% from the Merricks vineyard and 60% from Tuerong. The Merricks contributes citrussy fruit character and steely acid and the Tuerong peach flavours and a creamy mid palate. Gently whole bunch pressed and then fermented and matured in two exceptionally fine French oak puncheons, one being new, for 10 months. The resulting wine shows lovely balance, expressing both vineyards well, with elegance, length and slight matchstick complexity.


Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.9
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"An exceptional light to gently mid-weighted wine boasting a steely resolve of pungent mineral at its heart. Long across the palate. Nothing green, nor anorexic. Despite the moderate alcohol (12.9%). Oatmeal, stone fruits and impeccably appointed high quality oak seams find confluence with maritime acidity, all guiding the fray. Merricks and Tuerong fruit: the light and the dark. An assemblage of beauty and mettle." - Ned Goodwin (Halliday Wine Companion)


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