About This Wine
When Barney was asked for assessment of his 2019s, he replied 'the best ever!'. This attractive Mornington Chardonnay is all P58 clone from Garagiste's Balnarring and Red Hill vineyards. The fruit was hand sorted in the vineyard and winery then whole bunch pressed, and the cloudy juice was transferred to a mixture of new and old puncheons to ferment using indigenous yeasts. The wine was matured on its lees in barrel for 9 months. It's a Chardonnay brimming with grapefruit pith, citrus and floral aromas. On the palate you get a brisk, refreshing shot of bright citrus and stone fruit, vibrant acidity, and a long, textured savoury finish. The best ever LS Chardonnay? It's up there.
Mornington Peninsula Wines
South of Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula grape growing region has a cool, maritime climate that is most known for their Pinot Noir and Chardonnay production. Other varieties that have seen some success here include Pinot Gris and Tempranillo.
However, it does seem that Pinot Noir is their focus judging from the fact that The Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration is held once every two years. The event displays the region’s capabilities in making some of Australia’s finest Pinot Noir in front of local and international audiences.