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2016 The Moorooduc McIntyre Chardonnay

$80.00

2017 Vintage available soon. Please get in touch to secure your pre-order!

The Wine.
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.

Pale lemon gold in colour with a tightly wound nose of lemon rind, shortbread, salted licorice, white nectarine, jasmine and a hint of orange blossom. On the palate the complexity continues in a lovely combination of elegance and power. Fine yet concentrated and long with lovely weight and texture, this is a delightful expression of the McIntyre Vineyard.

Enjoy young with freshly shucked oysters, pan seared whiting or gently steamed lobster. Or cellar for 8-12 years to see the exciting evolution of this beautiful wine.

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2017 Vintage available soon. Please get in touch to secure your pre-order!

The 2016 Vintage.
Another lovely vintage, generous in style and quality. The even conditions this vintage lead to wines of power and structure, with a lovely core of fruit. While the 2015 wines were all about fruit purity and high natural acidity, our 2016 wines are about rich, ripe fruit and phenolics resulting in intense ripe, structured wines which should, like the 2015’s, cellar well for many years.

Winemaker: Richard McIntyre
Viticulturist: Hugh Robinson
Vineyards: 100% the McIntyre Vineyard

Vinification.
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
Light fining and filtration

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