2018 Cornelius Kincardine Chardonnay

2018 Cornelius Kincardine Chardonnay

Retail $78.00
Friends $70.20
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 Awards 95 Halliday Points
Tasting Note Complex wine displaying a plethora of aromas from flint and burnt matchstick to white peach, spice, barrel ferment notes all balanced by an elegant oak background. The palate is sophisticated with a juicy acid backbone. White peach, flint notes and a creamy mid palate makes way to a spicy oak finish.
This wine has been built for cellaring and will be rewarded by patience.
Technical Note

Winemaking Region: Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria.

Clone: 76,95 - Soil Type: Self mulching black vertosol derived from tertiary basalt.

Oak Use: 15 months: 50% new and 50% 1 year old French barriques. Hand picked, whole bunch pressed with free run juice to barrel, medium solids retained in juice, wild fermentation then took place over 2 weeks. The yeast lees were stirred monthly over the next 6 months while maturing in barrel. After 15 months the wine was blended, filtered and bottled.


Halliday Wine Companion

Single vineyard, whole-bunch pressed, wild-yeast fermented in French puncheons (1/3 new), mlf and 15 months' maturation on lees in French oak. What a difference a vineyard can make! The Cornelius Kincardine presents a very different chardonnay face to its sister, Cornelius Sutton, being more obvious in texture, oak and weight. Mealy, bruised apple, peach skin, nougat, stone fruits indicate a wine in search of complexity. Mission accomplished on the palate. Resonates long.

Jenni Port 13 June 2021

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