Chardonnay Mornington Victoria
Hillcrest Road was established to one and a half hectares I10V clone Chardonnay in 1993, with a view to creating a limited release, flagship Mornington sparkling Cuvée. Over two decades later, the cosseted vines are yielding a harvest of the most exquisitely balanced fruit, intensely tropical in nature, invigorate by the most refined chalky acidity. Treated to the luxury of full Methode traditioneele, an extravagant three years bottle maturation and remuage on yeast lees, brimming with the finest mousse and articulating the opulence of autolysis richness.
Fine bead and elegant mousse. Puff pastry, custard and citrus tart autolysis behind the purity of cut green apple, white flowers, lemon and almonds. Linear, energetic and driven yet its intensity is cloaked in a pillowy mouthfeel. Plenty of extension through a drying, faultless finish.