Chardonnay Tumbarumba New South Wales
Lock & Key redefines the style of New South Wales Chardonnay. The cool climes of Tumbarumba at the foothills of Snowy Mountains are ideally suited to producing lean, elegant and refined Chardonnay wines. The region is fast gaining recognition as a source of Australia's finest fruit, it has been selected by the nation's most distinguished winemakers for the development of exciting new vineyards. Lock & Key unravels an elegant palate of abundant ripe cashew citrus characters, melon and stonefruit flavours.
Moppity are in full embrace of the philosophy that great wines are made in the vineyard. There's also nothing generic about Moppity's Lock & Key efforts, they reflect their unique geographic origins, the ultimate expression of soil and microclime. Every effort is made in the vineyard to achieve quality fruit. Minimal irrigation, bunch thinning and careful pruning ensure low yields of concentrated grapes, providing wines of compelling regional and varietal distinction. Parcels of Tumbarumba Chardonnay are isolated on the basis of pure varietal expression and intensity of flavour. Exclusively free run juices are treated to lees battonage and partially barrel fermented in a selection of fine French oak barriques.
Brilliant, clean, pale yellow colour. Bright and lifted with citrus, fig and nutty complexity. Best described as a new world Chablis, the palate is long and lean with citrus, white peach and excellent minerality before a spicy, nutty finish. Although partially fermented in French hogsheads, the oak plays a subtle background role, allowing the fruit to do the talking.