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2019 Kerri Greens Hickson Chardonnay

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Lovely Chardonnay from one of the earliest planted vineyards on the Mornington Peninsula.

$40.00

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Nice wine here.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The Hickson vineyard was one of the earliest vineyards established in Mornington Peninsula back in 1982.

Since 2013 these mature, low-yielding vines are tended by the Kerri Greens team with no herbicides, systemic fungicides or insecticides and no irrigation.

They harvest tiny amounts of fruit from these vines, with the Chardonnay finding natural balance and power with little intervention in the winemaking. It's a rich, yet trim style of Chardonnay, with plenty of flavour but freshness in tow also.

About Kerri Greens

Kerri Greens is a lo-fi Mornington Peninsula outfit here born from a spin off of the iconic Quealy family label.

Tom McCarthy is the son of Kevin and Kathleen, raised in the family business, he knows Mornington Peninsula vineyards like the back of his hand. For the Kerri Greens label, he and Quealy vineyard manager Lucas Blanck and their partners Sarah Saxton and Alyce Blanck, have teamed up to start a small label exploring some of these sites.

Great wines emerging here - sensitively farmed, hand crafted - lovely modern expressions of the Mornington.

The Kerri Greens crew
The Kerri Greens crew
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

The Hickson Vineyard consists of two acres of Chardonnay planted by the Hickson family in 1982. One of a sprinkling of vineyards preluding the rise of the Mornington Peninsula. A heritage site lovingly restored in 2013 by Kerri Greens.

The Hickson site is managed without herbicide, systemic fungicides or insecticides. Irrigation is not used on this dryland site.

The 2019 vintage produced excellent quality fruit hand harvested at only 1.3T per acre. Whole bunch pressed into barrel -20% new- and left on solids for a full 12 months, settled in tank for a further 8 weeks. Primary fermentation took place using wild yeast and without the assistance of sulphur. Malolactic naturally kicked off the following spring, partially completing before giving it up on its own accord. Bottled without fining or filtration.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.20%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025

Tom & Lucas
Tom & Lucas
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"Intense peach and melon, honey and flowers, plenty of spice, wheatgerm. Bright and juicy, some citrus, flinty texture, a bit of savoury stuff, dry and flinty to close. Good energy. A golden feel to it." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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