2019 Scorpo Estate Chardonnay

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Taut, lean, and complex cool-climate Mornington Chardonnay.

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Lean, yet not green, this Chardonnay is full of appeal and complexity while still veering on the lighter side of the variety.

Underripe stone fruit, citrus curd, spice, and earth lead into lees and struck match on the nose. White a tight and focused palate with is dominated by citrussy spice. Green apple chablisesque character and crunchy stone fruit also come through it a precise and laser focused way.

Although drinking wonderfully now this will reward those with the patience to cellar, or with the flare for a good double decant!

The fruit is hand-picked, whole bunch pressed and sent directly French barriques 20% new, with the rest of the barrels being 1, 2 and 3 year old barrels. When fermentation is finished, the wine is left on lees until the start of malolactic fermentation. It is then sulphured to prevent malolactic. The wine is not stirred. It feeds off the lees (or the mother as the Europeans refer to it) at its own pace. It is bottled after 12 months.

94 Points - "Struck match, pink grapefruit, pear skin, a wee bit of caramel butter, fennel and spice. It’s tight, tangy, all the citrus fruits, juicy and tangy, fresh and chalky, some pithy bitterness, and a long firm finish offering plenty of zing and zest. Excellent. A lot of energy and coiled power here." Gary Walsh (Wine Front)

95 Points - " The fresh, vibrant palate supports my suspicion that Mornington Peninsula chardonnay would be better without MLF in most instances. Grapefruit provides the javelin of the fruit expression, nothing more." James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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