2019 Scorpo Estate Chardonnay

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Year 2018

Producer Scorpo Estate
Region Australia, Victoria, Mornington Peninsula

Variety 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol 13.5%

Size 750 ml

Serving temperature 12°C

Type White

Pairing Pork, Rich fish, Vegetarian, Poultry

Pale straw with green tints, this Chardonnay is appealing from the outset. A nose of nectarine pip, citrus curd, spice and earth lead into lees and struck match. To begin with the palate is tight and focused with citrus and fennel spice dominating. This gives way to nougat, stone fruit hints with leesy complexity and the acidity of crunchy green apple.  Although drinking wonderfully now this will reward those with the patience to cellar or for that matter to decant!

Scorpo Wines are distinctive, in that the wines are made to express the flavours of the new world, in the style of the old world. They reflect their location and the unique characteristics of the soil and climate they are grown in.

We chose Mornington Peninsula for the unique climatic conditions of the area, which are ideal for growing high quality cool climate varietals, especially Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.. The vineyard is operated under the principle that quality wines are made from low-yielding, hand-picked crops. And that the vineyard determines the ultimate quality of the wine.  We farm sustainably. All grapes are handpicked and wild yeast fermented in  concrete fermenters, old and new oak barrels and Stainless steel fermenters. Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Bestia, our amber wine,  are open-vat fermented. Chardonnay and Pinot Gris are fermented in old and new barrels, with batches of Pinot Gris, sometimes Concrete fermented. Each varietal clone is vinified individually to ensure that terroir differences are highlighted.