Mitchelton Preece Yarra Valley Chardonnay
Mitchelton Preece Chardonnay is from Australia's Victoria region has bright pale straw with brilliant green hues. The palate unfurls with fresh flavours of stone fruits, rock melon, grapefruit and citrus. An underlying thread of complexity coats the palate from the full use of solids and barrel fermentation, that will continue to come to the fore as the wine ages. It has a remarkable minerality and is tightly coiled with great density, balance and focused fruit.
Grapes for this wine are sourced in the estate from Mitchelton’s home base, on the verdant banks of the mighty Goulburn River in Nagambie, Central Victoria. After fermentation, a period of “batonnage” was employed to tease out additional complexity and texture into the finished wine. Following 9 months maturation on lees, barrels were carefully assessed to ensure balance of flavour was achieved in the final blend.