6 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $59.99 EACH [ON SALE: WAS $67.99]
SUB-REGION, REGION, COUNTRY
Mornington peninsula, victoria, Australia
This single-block wine was sourced from just 0.7 ha of 22-year-old gently sloping Chardonnay vines within the 2.76 ha Farrago block. The mottled appearance of the clay soil in the Farrago block is caused by a high percentage of ironstone pebbles, much like the Ferrous block. This siliceous influence infuses the resulting wines with linearity and minerality. The wine was whole-bunch pressed directly into French barriques (20% new) and fermented with indigenous yeast. It spent 11 months aging on the lees before being bottled unfined and with minimal filtration.
A powerful linear acidity drives long into a pithy grapefruit ring finish. Citrus flavours appear on the palate, together with a touch of oak spice and some complexing sulphides. Length, balance and powerful acidity suggest the wine will gain high amounts of interest with time in the cellar.