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Kooyong Estate Kooyong Clonale Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Mornington Victoria
Sandro Mosele has established himself as a tour de force on Mornington Peninsula, making better and better, ever more interesting Chardonnay wines, across a spectrum of sites and clone. Avail yourself of the entry level into the House of Kooyong, one of Australia's most artisanal Chardonnay specialists, fashioned to the big dry styles of Burgundy's magnificent Cote du Beaune. Exactingly crafted from an assemblage of fruit, hand picked and meticulously sorted, off the eminent Kooyong and Ballewindi vineyards.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$359.00
Kooyong Estate is highly specialised for the big and rich Burgundy style, rendered from tiny parcels of unique terroirs that are matched to the individual characteristics of clone. A total coverage amounting to nine hectares of prime Mornington viticulture, are fastiduously husbanded to yield nothing but the most exceptional quality harvests. Vertically shoot positioned, estate grown fruit, forms the backbone, supplemented by choice parcels grown to mature local vines. Chardonnay is gently whole bunch pressed directly into French oak barriques for a wild, indigenous yeast vinification, followed by ten months maturation sur lie and minimal filtration before bottling.
Bright straw lime colour. A delicate, aromatic nose showing grapefruit and lime, hints of fresh ginger, soft layers of cream and quartz silica minerality. The palate is pure and fine with some flintiness. A Clonale that is pert and linear in youth but with the lees creaminess in place to build texture and weight as it evolves.
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