Montalto Single Vineyard 'The Eleven' Chardonnay 2017

Mornington Peninsula

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A multi award-winning wine when released and 7 years on, you can see why. On the nose you’re met with rich notes of barley sugar, brioche, and marzipan, highlighting how the wine has evolved through careful aging. A generous flavour profile of lychee, orange citrus, and a splash of honey is intertwined with interesting phenolic characteristics, delivering a rich, textural, and long finish. Reaching its peak, drink very soon. - Chief Winemaker, Simon Black

Harvested from eleven rows of P58 Chardonnay planted in 1986 on our north-facing slope at our home vineyard site in Red Hill South, ‘The Eleven’ Chardonnay is by any measure a stand-out wine. The northerly aspect offers protection from the cool southerlies and plenty of sunshine during ripening. This is a special site where old, dry-grown chardonnay vines deliver wonderful depth of flavour.

Trophy - 2018 MPVA Wine Show (Chardonnay Provenance Award)

Gold Medal - 2018 MPVA Wine Show

Gold Medal - 2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Show

Gold Medal - 2018 Winewise Small Vignerons Awards


The grapes are typically harvested between 11.5 and 12.0 Baumé and at this sugar
level consistently deliver a collage of citrus flavours combined with mineral and floral
notes and bright acidity. The fruit was whole bunch pressed with minimal settling and
transferred directly to French oak barriques (27% new). There is no sulphur addition
prior to blending. Following wild fermentation and natural malolactic fermentation, the
wine is left to mature on lees which are stirred when appropriate following appraisal.
Yeast lees collected from previous vintages are added back to some barrels to enhance
flavour and texture. The wine is aged for 11 months in oak prior to blending, filtration
and bottling.


Harvest Date: 15th March 2017

Alcohol: 13.0%

Acidity: 6.53 g/L

pH: 3.25

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