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Talland Hill Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2022

REGION

Mornington Peninsula

TASTING

Opening with chestnuts and a secondary character of cheese cloth with citrus and stonefruits. Mineral on entry, grapefruit and green pith, apple and apricot/stonefruit notes. Mid-palate texture and core power giving way to a driving mineral and refreshing finish. A cerebral and textural wine that will develop nicely and improve with food.

WINEMAKING

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Certified Organic and Biodynamic – the fruit is handpicked in two picks across front block and villa block, the fruit is then whole bunch pressed on the same day 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 winemaking process. The wine is left at ambient and transferred to barrel with full solids and minimal sulfur is added.

Fermentation occurs using wild yeast and is then left unsulfured to the following summer at which time most of the wine has completed full malo-lactic fermentation. A minimal amount of sulfur is added in the spring and left in barrel for a total of 12 months where it is racked off gross lees and into tank. The resulting wine is bottled using no finings and minimal filtration.

VINEYARD

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Our Talland Hill vineyard is located in Red Hill at the home of our Cellar Door and Restaurant. The site is north facing with vine rows running in similar orientation with the exception of the front block Chardonnay with its vine rows orientated to the north-west.

It is a warm and sheltered site and is the second of our single vineyard wines to pick each year. These vines produce bold Pinot Noirs, with powerful fruit and strong tannin structure. Chardonnay from this site is intense and mineral and tends to be a little less expressive early on in comparison to the Mill Hill vineyard.

Elevation: 170M
Harvest Date: late March
Planted on own roots

  • Pinot Noir clone MV6   1.5 acres
  • Chardonnay clone P58  2.5 acres
  • Pinot Gris clone D1V7.  1.8 acres
  • Gewürztraminer  0.75 acres

The single vineyard wines made from this vineyard is from thePinot Noir and Chardonnay block . All vines are cane pruned to VSP.

VITICULTURE

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

REVIEW

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PRICE

$90 RRP/ $540 case of 6 / Limit of 1 case per customer