Stonier Chardonnay, Mornington Peninsula

Stonier Chardonnay, Mornington Peninsula

The Chardonnay grapes were selected from several vineyards, centred near Merricks, Balnarring and Merricks North, most of these vineyards are now in excess of 15 years old, with many more than 20 years old. The fermentation takes place in a mixture of French oak barriques, puncheons (10% new) and in tank (30%), with a total maturation period of nearly 10 months. Several batches from the coolest vineyards were allowed to undergo a malo-lactic fermentation (approximately 30%). The nose shows aromas of lemon, grapefruit and nutmeg spice; the palate is lively and driven with an array of citrus and peach fruit, backed by a hint of creamy richness.

  • Type: White
  • Country: Australia
  • Region: Victoria
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Producer: Stonier
  • Primary grape: Chardonnay
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £15.80
  • Code: 35076
  • Expression: Acorn