2012 Robinson Chardonnay

2012 Robinson Chardonnay

$90.00

The Wine
(130 cases produced)

This wine is made from specially selected fruit from Hugh and Isobel Robinson’s vineyard on the Old Moorooduc Road. It is the third commercial release of our ‘single vineyard’ Estate wines that celebrate the individual character of certain special sites around the Moorooduc area.

Pale golden in colour, this wine shows white floral aromatics and lemon scented, nutmeg spiced baked custard with some flinty, saline notes. Bright and juicy on the palate, with more lemon custard notes, a touch of green apple and honey flavours.  The wine finishes long with fresh crisp acidity.

A terrific food wine and very versatile– try with pan-fried garfish and garlic roasted potatoes or a large fresh seafood platter with home made aioli.

This wine was selected to represent the Mornington Peninsula as part of a Tourism Australia’s ‘Restaurant Australia’ Wine and Food event in November 2014 at MONA in Hobart.

Description

The 2012 Vintage

The 2012 vintage was a very pleasing and even season. It started off wet, but stopped raining well in time for flowering and the ripening period proceeded warm and dry. Considered one of the best ever vintages on the Mornington Peninsula.
Winemaker: Richard McIntyre
Viticulturist: Hugh Robinson
Vineyards: 100% Robinson Vineyard fruit.

Vinification & Analysis.
Hand harvesting
Whole bunch pressing
100% wild yeast fermentation in French oak barrels, 25% being new
Natural malolactic fermentation (50%) in barrel
10 Months in wood on lees with 1 racking prior to bottling