This is a purpose-built rosé made from selected parcels of fruit and specific vinification techniques using 100% pinot noir.
74% of the fruit comes from our Tuerong vineyard, with the balance hailing from our Red Hill vineyard. 54% of the blend undergoes carbonic maceration for two weeks before being pressed. 46% of the blend is whole bunch pressed directly to stainless steel for cold settling followed by racking and fermentation with cultured yeast.
55% is fermented in old French oak utilising wild yeast, with the balance being fermented in stainless steel.
The previous vintage of this exciting wine won 2018 Best Chardonnay at the Mornington Peninsula Vignerons Association Wine Show.
Lemon and Lime sherbet, white peach, chalk and slate, apple blossom, together with some roasted almonds and hazelnuts. There’s some brioche and gentle oak aromas just to round out the package.
Juicy nectarine and peach flavours are supported by quenching acidity, together with a mineral lick and generous texture from the lees work. This is a delicious Chardonnay with hallmark Pennon Hill qualities exhibiting great varietal definition and regional expression.
Simon Black, winemaker