The 2016 Montalto "The Eleven" Chardonnay is a single vineyard wine made from eleven rows of chardonnay on our north-facing slope at the home vineyard site in Red Hill South. This site has an amazing expression of place and delivers premium quality fruit year in, year out.
Pale straw with green hues, the 2016 Montalto 'The Eleven' Chardonnay offers lemon, lime, tangerine and grapefruit combined with floral and mineral notes by way of slate and flint.
Crème brulee and brioche aromas fuse with hints of white florals. There is subtle oak influence by way of roasted hazelnuts with hints of struck match.
Purity and tension are the hallmark qualities of the 2016 "The Eleven" Chardonnay. The palate has a tight, fresh citrus focus balanced with some white-flesh stone fruits including nectarine. There is remarkable drive here and a long and focused palate. Creamy mouthfeel from both oak handling and lees influence adds richness and texture.
Food match: Roasted spatchcock with rosemary and thyme
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