2021 McIntyre Chardonnay
Pale gold with rich, savoury aromas of cumquat, ripe white nectarine and layers of freshly baked baguette, gruyere cheese and roasted cashew nuts. On the palate the wine had a lovely density of flavour without being heavy – concentrated flavours of citrus rind, white stone fruits and crusty bread. A touch salty on the finish with lovely phenolic grip and long tangy citrus flavours.
Match to Jill’s bouillabaisse – or if you can’t get your hands on that, a plate of mussels steamed in garlic and white wine, with a side of French fries and a dollop of aioli will suffice.
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The 2021 Vintage.
The 2021 vintage at Moorooduc Estate was blessed with a mild, gentle season with rain events throughout, resulting in excellent fruit set, very little vine stress and a paced ripening of fruit. The mild conditions highlighted the different microclimates in the Moorooduc vineyards, with vintage beginning at the normal time (around the 22nd February), but with little pressure on the winery, as different sites and varieties ripened slowly, extending harvest out to late March across our vineyards in the north of the peninsula. The result: a calm harvest, a composed winery team and bright, vivid wines with beautiful natural acidity, and fine phenolics, weaving structure tightly together.
Grapegrowing and Winemaking.
Richard McIntyre and Jeremy Magyar, with assistance from Peninsula Vinecare in our vineyards and Kate McIntyre MW in the winery
Vineyards: 100% McIntyre Vineyard