Saturday, 4 January 2014

Montalto Estate Chardonnay 2012

Having had the luxury to a look at the two Montalto single vineyard Chardonnays, Hawkins Hill and The Eleven, this is certainly not in the same league. And being the next label down, nor would it be.

Aromas of sour dough, lemons and lemon rind and chunky oak. Plenty of mouth warmth on the palate with a touch of spice but the acid is on the higher side. Fair length but the fruit tails off too quickly.

I'd much prefer to head towards the single vineyard wines given the choice.

Average.

Who: Montalto
What: Chardonnay (12.8% alc)
Where: Mornington Peninsula
When: 2012
How: $39

www.montalto.com.au