'Alexander Munro' Chardonnay

'Alexander Munro' Chardonnay

2018 Chardonnay
Hunter Valley, NSW

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

From $40.50 per bottle

Wine Details

Region
Hunter Valley
Vintage
2018
Type
White Wine
Variety
Chardonnay
Volume
750mL
Alcohol Volume
13%
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 2018 vintage. This vineyard and has been consistently used by us since 2007 and is managed by Ken Braye.
Winemaking
The white wines from 2018 are very impressive to say the least. Pristine fruit from near perfect vintage weather proved the saying, ‘wine is made in the vineyard’. Chardonnay appears to have benefited the most from minimal rain in January.
Tasting Notes
Lovely Chardonnay bouquet of white peach, nectarine fruit underpinned by spicy oak aromas. The palate has generous stone-fruit, melon and fig flavours. This is a beautifully balanced wine that has a refreshing acid backbone and impressive length of flavour.
Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
Medium term. 6—10 years.
Food Matches
White meats such as chicken and pork.

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