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Mill Hill Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2021


Mornington Peninsula


Complex aromatics of citrus blossom, florals some nougat and a briny sea spray character. On the palate, there is a beautiful tension and acid line that carries the orchard fruit and citrus, with flinty barrel characteristics.



The fruit is handpicked in two picks, and whole bunched pressed using a gentle champagne press cycle. No enzymes or sulfur are used at the press tray and the juice is oxidatively handled to get rid of oxidative enzymes early on in the winemaking process. The wine is left at ambient and transferred to barrel with full solids and minimal sulfur is added. 



Mill Vineyard, Arthurs Seat Road Technical Info Altitude : 270m above sea level 
Coordinates:    38*21’48’’ south, 144* 58’38’ East Average rainfall:  900mm
Cropping:  1.8 tons/acre    Clone:  I10V5 (2.2 acres) Planted : 1994
Trellising system:  VSP and cane pruned Vineyard orientation : gentle northerly slope  with vineyard rows running due North. 

The Mill Hill vineyard lies 270m above sea level, and is the highest and one of the more exposed sites in the region. This ensures a long ripening period which creates high levels of natural acidity which persist through to the wine. 



We grow, make and farm our vineyards using a philosophy of sustainability and regenerative agriculture, applying a mix of biological, biodynamic and organic practices.



“This is an excellent, mid-weighted chardonnay, attesting as much to the pedigree of volcanic soils over granite, as to the magical vintage and deft winemaking touch. Parmesan, mandarin-scented curd, Pastis and a hint of stone fruit, so intense as it hits the palate that it almost feels botrytised. A wave of juicy acidity pulls prodigious length. Kerpow! Drink or hold”. – 95 Points, Ned Goodwin.

“This comes from two picks of the highest vineyard on the property in Mornington. IT provides a distinct point of difference with the Talland Hill chardonnay. Strong scents of lemon and white spectrum stone fruit. On the palate the richness and texture inherent in the fruit is heightened by the gentle winemaking approach and use of full solids to build a deep complexity and multi-layered generosity”. 95/100, Ray Jordan – Ray Jordan Wine




$80 RRP/ $480 case of 6 / Limit of 1 case per customer