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2012 McIntyre Chardonnay


The Wine
(200 cases produced)


This wine represents the pinnacle of style and quality of Moorooduc Estate ‘McIntyre Vineyard’ Chardonnay.  A result of a stringent fruit selection from our oldest chardonnay vines this wine expresses the unique characters of this vineyard site.


We think this could be our best ‘Duc Chardonnay thus far – a wonderfully balanced and complex wine, tight and fine yet with restrained muscularity!   Pale lemon coloured with fresh aromatics of white stone fruit, toasted almonds and hazelnuts, a touch of pink grapefruit and flinty, spicy complexity.  On the palate, the wine unfolds slowly and wonderfully!  A difficult wine to describe in words – Halliday writes ‘The bouquet has compelling touches of flinty reduction, the palate profiting mightily from the drive engendered by the bouquet and that which has gone before.’


We are confident that if you have been a fan of this wine in the past, the only way that you can be disappointed by this wine, is if you don’t buy it and put it in your cellar while it is available!

SKU: MCCH-2012-1 Categories: ,


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: fruit 100% the McIntyre


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