2018 Stonier Reserve Chardonnay

2018 Stonier Reserve Chardonnay

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RRP: $50.00 per bottle

$44.99

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Expert Reviews

95 Points - Huon Hooke - The Real ReviewLight, bright yellow colour, reserved as is the bouquet. Subtle, understated complexity with no lack of concentration, the wine intense and refined, taut and stylish, with penetrating flavour and acidity acting in tandem across a very long, resonant palate. A ripping young chardonnay with a bright future.

Tech stuff

Chardonnay
Stonier Wines
Mornington Peninsula
2018
750ml
14%
Cellar to 2030
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

The slightly warmer 2018 vintage has produced a lovely rounded and flavoursome Chardonnay, with more white plum and peach, rather than the normal citrus lemon. There is some nice puckering, savoury firmness, with a prominent creamy texture, thanks to some extra lees stirring, leading to quite a delicious wine.

How was it made?

The 2018 Reserve Chardonnay is a blend of three very special vineyards; Gainsborough Park (50%), KBS (30%) and Stonier’s original Thompson Vineyard (20%), representing vines between 27 and 40 years old.

Who made it?

Stonier is widely recognised as a leading Australian producer of exceptional Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from some of Mornington Peninsula’s oldest vines. The prevailing philosophy at Stonier is rooted in the Burgundian model of expression of the vineyard site. They take a meticulous approach to viticulture and winemaking in order to draw out a delicate imprint of provenance. Stonier's wines show seamless elegance with powerful varietal expression. Situated on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, Stonier was established in 1978 by Brian and Noel Stonier in the coastal town of Merricks. The first Chardonnay was planted in 1978, followed by Pinot Noir in 1982. A cool maritime climate has proved to be ideal for the traditionally early ripening varieties. The striking Stonier winery designed by architect Daryl Jackson, was completed in 1991. Stonier’s Mornington Peninsula vineyards are the foundation of their winemaking practice. Current Chief Winemaker Mike Symons crafts wines based around a single vineyard philosophy. Expressions of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are bottled from various distinct vineyard sites: KBS vineyard, Windmill vineyard, Stonier Family vineyard, and Lyncroft vineyard, among others. Stonier’s vineyard portfolio boasts some of the region’s oldest vineyards, each one contributing nuances from within the different sub-regions of the peninsula.

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