Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Montalto Hawkins Hill Chardonnay 2012

A single vineyard wine, the only sulphur added during winemaking was at bottling. The fruit was hand picked and whole bunch pressed.

A little more golden in appearance than The Eleven Chardonnay 2012, this wine is more broader and giving.

Almonds, melon and stone fruit hit the spot with a polished minerality. A little more oak and juicer fruit in this wine enhance the depth. Beautifully balanced with a tremendously long finish. It's as though the fruit just floats on your tongue.

I enjoyed this wine more than the The Eleven though both are impressive expressions of Chardonnay.

Who: Montalto
What: Chardonnay (13.3% alc)
Where: Mornington Peninsula
When: 2012
How: $55

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