2023 Mulline Portarlington Chardonnay

Highly Rated
Classy Geelong Chardonnay with cool citrus and grapefruit lines.

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Description

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.

96 points
"A bright green gold. Savoury with aromas of stone fruits, pink grapefruit, a little hazelnut and some complex marine scents. Tightly wound, chalky, balanced and long. And, as good as this is now, in another six to 12 months or so, it will really be in the strike zone."
- Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)

100% CHARDONNAY - CLONE P58, MOORABOOL VALLEY, GEELONG
STRATHMORE VINEYARD, MUHLEBACH ROAD, SUTHERLANDS CREEK - PLANTED 1998
GREY AND BROWN LOAMS AND CLAY LOAMS, WITH FRAGMENTED GRANITE
25% NEW FRENCH OAK
NATURAL FERMENT, FULL SOLIDS
8 MONTHS IN BARREL
13.0% ALC.

96 points - "Barrel fermented with full solids; matured in 20% new French barriques with the new barrels going through mlf. A bright green gold. Savoury with aromas of stone fruits, pink grapefruit, a little hazelnut and some complex marine scents. Tightly wound, chalky, balanced and long. And, as good as this is now, in another six to 12 months or so, it will really be in the strike zone." - Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)

94 points - "This wine is still finding its feet but for length, poise and all-round complexity it has it going on. Hazelnut, grapefruit, seaspray, vanilla custard and grilled peach characters move towards preserved citrus and seaweed. It’s complex, it’s engaging and it’s persistent. It’s also in need of time." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Mulline Wines

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 - Geelong, VIC Mulline Wines

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