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2011 McIntyre Chardonnay


The Wine


Another treasure from this difficult vintage. The wine is aging well and is still quite tight and restrained. On the nose it has developed intense honey notes on the nose with some lemon butter, salted rice crackers, oats and a touch of white nectarine. Salted caramel on the palate, with tangy mandarin fruit and lovely creamy, mealy, oatcake complexity and length. Delicious!


Drink with mussels and chips, or a creamy chicken casserole.


James Halliday rated : 96


Please join our wine club to gain access to extremely limited numbers of our older vintage wines. We have some wonderful, perfectly aged examples of both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, as well as some very interesting Pinot Gris from 2012 and 2013

SKU: MCCH-2011-1 Categories: , ,


The 2011 Vintage


This vintage proved remarkably successful at Moorooduc Estate, particularly for white wines, despite the very difficult growing conditions experienced throughout that season. The drought had broken and instead of lack of water, too much water and unheard of humidity was the problem. Through extra care in the vineyard and stringent fruit selection we triumphed over the difficult conditions. One unusual, positive aspect of this vintage was that phenolic and flavour ripeness happened at lower sugar levels than normal.


Winemaker: Richard McIntyre
Viticulturist: Hugh Robinson
Vineyards: fruit 100% from the McIntyre Vineyard (planted in 1983)

Hand harvesting
Whole bunch pressing
100% wild yeast fermentation in French oak barrels, 25% being new
Natural malolactic fermentation (65%) in barrel
10 Months in wood on lees with 1 racking prior to bottling
Light fining and filtration