Montalto Tuerong Block Chardonnay 2017
- Mornington Peninsula
For ages, Montalto was know as an exceptional place to visit with good wines. Yet for the past few years, they’ve really come into their own and their wines are equal to if not more impressive than their Cellar Door and restaurant. Here’s another stunning example of that. This single block chardonnay has racked up a heap of trophies and gold medals whilst enthralling wine critics along the way. Wine reviewer Steve Leszczynski hits the nail on the head:
‘Feed this to me via a drip. Brilliant and then some! There is so much about this wine which just captivates and sizzles all at once. Woah! Scents of gun smoke, flint, peach and brioche get you in the mood. The fruit is pristine and absolutely humming. The mouth is consumed by a delicious and complex medley of white-fleshed stonefruits and vanilla bean with a creamy drive. A touch of lemon juice rears its head. The oak is handled perfectly culminating with mouthwatering grapefruit acidity. A class act all the way. Go here, please do.’
“Works off a citrus spectrum from grapefruit to lemon both in juice and pith, plus lemon-curd leesy flavours. Spot-on sulphides and a bouillon character add to the wine's overall appeal with the slate-like texture sealing the deal.”
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- Mornington Peninsula
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The Mornington Peninsula is one of those places you dream of retiring - once you've made a cool $10m to get you into the Red Hill club. The sublime mix of temperate climate, expansive views, lush hills and pristine beaches is something not many would turn their nose up at. You can rest assured that every winery here has all the money they need, and although the wines may be relatively expensive, they're made as close to idealistic aspirations as possible. It's hard to find a bad wine. The usual cool climate suspects are the mainstay here (Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Riesling) and they range from ethereal to weighty. Whichever end of the spectrum, they're all class.
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