Chardonnay Mornington Victoria
Harvests of Chardonnay grown to the undulating aspects of Mornington, elevated cooler knolls and warmer northerly sites, are greatly influenced by the invigorating maritime climes of Port Phillip Bay. Red Hill Estate construct a brisk and refreshing style of sub-regional Chardonnay, assembling several clones, selected off vineyards at Red Hill and Main Ridge, Tuerong and Merricks North. An elegantly integrated expression of Mornington Chardonnay to enjoy alongside your favourite faire.
A collation of harvests from across the peninsula combine to produce an exemplary Mornington Chardonnay of balance and finesse. Fruit is harvested and individual parcels may be destemmed or pressed as whole bunches into fermenters. Juices are cold settled and racked, vinification is initiated by pure strains of yeast. The ferments are transferred to a combination of new and seasoned French oak barriques for completion, without any malolactic treatments, to retain bright natural acidity. Components are matured on settled lees, with a little gentle stirring over the course of several months, enhancing fruit flavours while adding an extra level of complexity and body, texture and length to the finished wine.
Brilliant green straw hue. A delicate perfume lift, showing lemon, pineapple and grapefruit with a touch of brioche. A persistent fine palate with a concentration of citrus and pineapple, creamy textures and integrated nutty oak, the fruit continues to emerge as the wine comes into balance. Enjoy as accompaniement to cuisine or serve as aperitif, but don't disguise Red Hill's delicate nose by over chilling.