'Alexander Munro' Chardonnay

'Alexander Munro' Chardonnay

2017 Chardonnay
Hunter Valley, NSW

A full-bodied Chardonnay with the expected array of melon, peach, nectarine and paw paw fruit characters

From $40.50 per bottle

Wine Details

Region
Hunter Valley
Vintage
2017
Type
White Wine
Variety
Chardonnay
Volume
750mL
Alcohol Volume
13%
Closure
Screw Cap
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 2017 vintage. This vineyard and has been consistently used by us since 2007 and is is managed by Ken Braye.
Winemaking
Handpicked fruit was whole bunch pressed and barrel fermented in French oak hogsheads of which close to 50% were new. After 10 months maturation and no malolactic fermentation allowed, we bottled in February 2018 under screwcap. 2017 was one of the hottest Hunter vintages in a long time with 47 degrees experienced in mid February. On one hand, that meant full flavour ripeness, but on the other, very very low yields.
Tasting Notes
A full-bodied Chardonnay with the expected array of melon, peach, nectarine and paw paw fruit characters. The palate is generous but underpinned by fine acidity which keeps everything in harmony. The finish is exemplary.
Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
Short—medium term. 4—6 years.
Food Matches
White meats such as chicken and pork.

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