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2019 Mulline Portarlington Chardonnay

Geelong, VIC

Classy Geelong Chardonnay with cool citrus and grapefruit lines. 97 points, James Halliday.

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$50.00

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About

About The Wine

Elegant, pristine Geelong Chardonnay from Mulline Vintners, and specifically the talent of ex-Clyde Park winemaker, Ben Mullen.

The fruit source is the Nurringa Park vineyard in Portarlington out on the cool Bellarine Peninsula.

Naturally fermented on full solids then aged in french oak for nine months, but this shows in the length and structure rather than aromatics and flavours.

It is a cool climate, white-fruited, citrus-driven absolutely brilliant Chardonnay.

About Mulline

Established in 2018 Mulline Vintners is a double dose of Bens, specifically winemaker Ben Mullen and business brain and wine drinker Ben Hine. Mullen has experience from around the globe, and was most recently winemaker at Clyde Park.

They source fruit from around the Geelong area of Victoria with a focus on Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, working with growers farming sustainably and organically. All steps of the winemaking operation are done with a major focus on looking after the environment.

Their first releases from the 2019 vintage were met with some acclaim - they are definitely young guns to watch out for.

To prevent embarrassment and to encourage rapping couplets... Mulline rhymes with “divine”.

Winemaker Ben Mullen
Winemaker Ben Mullen
Geelong, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

“I want to showcase the vast difference between the subregions of Geelong, as I felt there wasn’t enough acknowledged definition between the Geelong, the Moorabool Valley and Bellarine Peninsula. There is no hiding anything when you are making a wine from one site and one single batch, which shows a pure expression of the soil the wine comes from.” - Winemaker Ben Mullen

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Ben Mullen
Winemaker Ben Mullen
Geelong, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"Portarlington is on the Bellarine Peninsula side of the Geelong region; a distinctly different locale to the Bannockburn/Moorabool Valley side.First and foremost it’s an elegant chardonnay though its flavours push confidently out through the finish. Persistent it most certainly is. Pear, grapefruit, apple and (modest) cedar-cream characters flow throughout, complemented by barley and peach. It has the tension to emphasise its quality." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

97Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Selective-harvested, pressed direct to oak (30% new Austrian) with full solids at 10 degrees C for wild yeast fermentation, sulphured but sat in oak without movement. This is a wine initially all about mouthfeel/texture/structure until the back-palate and finish when pithy grapefruit notes break free to populate the aftertaste with all manner of primary fruit, juice and zest contesting first place." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

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