About the Wine
The Allies Tuerong Chardonnay comes from one of the warmest sites on the Mornington Peninsula, which is reflected perfectly in the wine: lots of stone fruit and apricot characters, as well as some citrus, with firm acidity and a lovely mouthfeel.
The wine was picked early, helping to retain the acidity, and the wine rested in an old barrel for 10 months before being bottled without fining nor filtration, adding to the palate weight. Winemaker David Chapman sees this as his best wine so far, after making over 20 vintages, so you should get in quick before the tiny volume of wine disappears!
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