Chardonnay Bellarine Victoria
An assemblage of Chardonnay from the right side of Port Philip Bay. A backbone of fruit from the Scotchman's vineyards is supported by parcels grown to good vineyards around Bellarine and Geelong. A refreshing and flavoursome fruit driven, yet texturally rich Chardonnay of quality and consistency year to year, designed to be enjoyed in it's youth.
Established 1982, Scotchmans Hill has become a producer of some of Victoria's most perennially loved, elegant and consistent wines. Swan Bay Chardonnay is an assemblage of cool climate wines from good vineyards around Geelong and the Strathbogie Ranges. Most of the juices, approximately two thirds, are treated to a lavish oak barrel vinification to enhance the finished wine with creamy characters and fine cashew complexity, the balance is sent to fermenters for the retention of zippy Bellarine acidity and vitally fresh fruit characters. The barrel ferment component is treated to six months maturation in a selection of fine French oak barriques.
Pale gold with green hues. Nectarine and white peach with citrus fruits dominating the bouquet. This is complimented by creamy overtones, spice and cedar oak. Up-front fruit flavours of nectarine, white peach, melon and lemon citrus with a mineral edge throughout the palate. A generous Chardonnay mouthfeel, creamy and nutty oak characters round out the wine, which has a long, lingering back palate.