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Closure
Stelvin

Winemaker
Ben Riggs

Colour
Bright Straw colour, with lime green hue.

Bouquet
Aromas of melon, peach and citrus fruit.

Palate
Melon, peach and citrus fruit on the palate with a crisp finish.

Grape Variety
Chardonnay

Growing Region
Limestone Coast

Date Bottled
20.06.2016

% Alcohol
13%

Acidity
6.5g/L

pH
3.25

 

Mt. Monster Chardonnay 2016

Tasting Notes

Bright straw colour, with lime green hue. Aromas of melon, peach and citrus fruit. Similar flavours on the palate 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

2016 was a very good season with predominantly mild, dry days. Yields were generally low and this did result in some excellent parcels of fruit being harvested. Vine-balance was carefully monitored, resulting in fruit that demonstrates the vibrancy and fruit-derived characters that we strive for in our wines.

Awards
  • SILVER MEDAL
    2016 BTI World Wine Championships - Best Buys
  • 94 POINTS
    2016 Australian Wine Showcase Magazine – Oct