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After founding Mornington's eminent Moorooduc Estate and decades crafting the most memorable vintages for Mornington's leading brands, Richard McIntyre established a tiny, single hectare vineyard, on a prominent, high elevation site at Arthur's Seat, with a view to producing limited yields of the most exquisite small batch wines. The techniques of choice are wild yeast ferments, minimal intervention and good French oak, with a nod to traditional Burgundian practices, which allow the wines to speak of provenance, express their specificity of clone and articulate their sense of place. There's not much Bellingham made but every bottle passes through the hands of a team member who has been involved with the vintage since pruning and budburst. An essential inclusion for small batch Pinotphiles in the know, there has never been a more limited release of a marvelous Mornington marque... Limited editions by the master of moorooduc»

Terra Felix Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Goulburn Victoria
The best Chardonnay always exhibit conspicuous balance. Those fortunate enough to have countenanced the wines of Tallarook will understand why Terra Felix are so well received. The objective is to create a robust style of Chardonnay which can be enjoyed in its youth, without evolving too rapidly while in bottle. A measure of oak is perceptible yet inseparable from the fruit, characters derived from vinification contribute complexity without dominating.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$227.00
Grapes are picked at the beginning of the tropical phase of ripening, as they pass through the citrus stage to develop peachy/ melon characters. Once crushed, the must is not given any skin contact, to avoid any broader flavours. Only the clean juices, free of solids are vinified, to achieve maximum freshness on the initial palate. A cold slow fermentation is inoculated, French barrels at a medium toast level are selected to avoid the vanillin of American oak. French oak is subtle as it infuses the wine with nutty, cashew flavours. A careful handling and selection of fruit, a long and cool temperature controlled vinification and early bottling capture all the expressions of vital Goulburn Valley Chardonnay.
Pale straw, green hues. Lifted lime and citrus with straw notes. Medium bodied, offering fresh flavours of gooseberries, showing plenty of melon, stoned fruit and lemon characters, well balanced with a long, crisp finish. Nutty French oak in the background adds interest and gently enriches the texture while soft acid fills out the picture.
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