2021 Allies Tuerong Chardonnay

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

An aromatic and powerfully ripe single-vineyard Chardonnay from the Mornington Peninsula


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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



David Chapman
David Chapman
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Additional Info

From the Producer

In the past, I have typically used Tuerong Chardonnay to blend with the Merricks when there was insufficient volume. In those years I loved it for its opulent exotic contribution but it never had enough verve to make it as a single wine. In 2021 the cooler vintage conditions and consequent later harvest time has yielded up a wine with tell-tale ripeness but also enough vibrancy to bring focus to all that richness. Completely different in style to the Merricks but compelling in its own right. Made identically to the Merricks but without the fermentation in new wood, it shows exotic notes of peach, quince and melon with a rich fleshy palate and some fine phenolics from the lees stirring during maturation.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.3%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Mornington vineyards

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