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Winemaker
Ben Riggs

Colour
Bright straw colour, with lime green hue.

Bouquet
Aromas of melon, peach and citrus fruit.

Palate
Similar flavours on the palette with a crisp finish. Although it may benefit from 2+ years maturation in bottle, this wine is best consumed when young and fresh.

Grape Variety
Chardonnay

Growing Region
Limestone Coast

Date Bottled
20.10.2010

% Alcohol
13.5

Residual Sugar
2

Acidity
5.9

pH
3.3

 

Mt. Monster Chardonnay 2009

Tasting Notes

Bright straw colour, with lime green hue. Aromas of melon, peach and citrus fruit. Similar flavours on the palette with a crisp finish. Although it may benefit from 2+ years maturation in bottle, this wine is best consumed when young and fresh.

Winemaking Report

Gentle pressing and free run juices create the base of this wine. Traditionally fermented and matured in stainless steel at between 12 and 14-degree celcius to ensure vibrancy of fruit, a small portion receives extended lees contact to add texture and complexity to the palate.

Vintage Conditions

It started out full bore with the usual warm February weather. All our grape varieties started to ripen at the same time making it one of our most compact vintages to date. Vine-balance was carefully monitored, resulting in fruit that demonstrate the vibrancy and fruit-derived characters that we strive for in our wines.