Polperro Chardonnay 2020
|Vineyard||Bassat vineyard, situated on an Easterly facing slope at 190m above sea level, in Red Hill. Mill Hill vineyard, road block, situated on a Northerly facing slope at 270m above sea level, in Red Hill.
Our vineyards are managed without using herbicides or insecticides. Biological, organic, biodynamic and good cultural practices are used maximise quality and longevity of the vineyard sites . In some of our vineyards, we are currently in the process of undertaking organic certification.
Clones: 124, 95, 96, I10V5, 76
|Wine Making||The fruit is handpicked between three batches and whole bunched pressed using a gentle champagne press cycle. No enzymes or sulphur are used at the press tray and the juice is oxidatively handled to get rid of oxidative enzymes early on in the wine making process. The wine is left at ambient and transferred to barrel with full solids and minimal sulphur is added.|
|Tasting Notes||A subtle complex nose of yellow peach, vanilla bean and honeyed walnut. The palate is inviting and supple, crisp stonefruit and fresh citrus fruit predominate, with layers of dehydrated lemon peel, and mixed baking spices. The wine is gently weighted, with further nutty nuances finishing with a tensile citrus driven acidity.|
|Review||Polperro makes good wine, This single vineyard expression of Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay is pitch perfect: grilled peach and nectarine flavours burst through the palate, ushering honeysuckle and cedar-spice along for the ride. Texturally it has just enough girth to make it feel satiny smooth, and nit finishes full of running. It’s a lovely wine. Bodied, fresh and clean but characterful in its own way. 94 Points Campbell Mattinson|
Case of 6