NEW WINE - 2018 RESERVE PINOT NOIR - AVAILABLE TO ORDER NOW

'Alexander Munro' Chardonnay

'Alexander Munro' Chardonnay

2019 Chardonnay
Hunter Valley, NSW

Our reserve Chardonnay from the old-vine 'Casuarina' Vineyard on Hermitage Road which is barrel fermented in French oak

$50 each

Wine Details

Region
Hunter Valley
Vintage
2019
Type
White Wine
Variety
Chardonnay
Volume
750mL
Alcohol Volume
13.5%
Background
Pioneer Hunter Valley winemaker, Alexander Munro was winemaker, Rhys Eather’s great-great-grandfather and these true reserve wines are released only in years that reflect the status of the label. The 2000 vintage was the Trophy winner at the 2000 Hunter Valley Wine Show for current vintage Chardonnay.
Vineyard Notes
The old-vine ‘Casuarina’ Vineyard located on Hermitage Road in Pokolbin was again the Chardonnay vineyard source for the most recent 2019 vintage. This vineyard and has been consistently used by us since 2007 and is managed by Ken Braye.
Winemaking
2019 white wines are very impressive and slightly better quality than the excellent 2018, due to a slightly cooler ripening period. Slightly lower alcohols overall meant higher natural acid levels. Handpicked fruit was whole bunch pressed and barrel fermented in French oak hogsheads of which 60% were new. After 9 months maturation and no malolactic fermentation allowed, we bottled in December 2019 under screwcap.
Tasting Notes
Textbook Chardonnay aromas of white peach, nectarine and grapefruit. French oak spicy aromas to match. The medium-bodied palate has measured stone-fruit, melon and fig flavours. There is a beautiful balance with refreshing acid and an impressive length of flavour.
Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
Medium term. 6—10 years.
Food Matches
White meats such as chicken and pork.

Other wine you might like

'Alexander Munro' Semillon
$50 each
2014 Semillon 'Alexander Munro' Semillon
Our flagship Semillon made from our best 'individual vineyard' parcel of fruit.
'Alexander Munro' Semillon - Aged-release
$80 each
2011 Semillon 'Alexander Munro' Semillon - Aged-release
Our flagship Semillon made from our best 'individual vineyard' parcel of fruit.
'Hell Hole' Semillon
$30 each
2019 Semillon 'Hell Hole' Semillon
Single vineyard Semillon released in current year.