Montalto Estate Chardonnay 2017
The previous vintage of this wine scooped the awards table, with nods from all directions including Gourmet Traveller Victorian Chardonnay of the Year 2017 to an impressive 97 points from James Halliday.
This vintage saw a riper season, resulting in a slight shift towards of stone fruit. The usual citrus focus (lime, lemon, tangerine, grapefruit) is still evident together with the mineral, white florals and sulphide elements typical of the Estate Chardonnay.
The influence of French oak adds to the richness and mouthfeel of the wine. Tangy, natural acidity lends line and length to the palate. The addition of the aged lees brings further complexity by way of crème brûlée and brioche, whilst adding texture and mouthfeel. 96 points