Pennon Hill Sauvignon Blanc offers classic aromas of passionfruit, cut grass, gooseberry and guava combine with nuances of talc, flint, slate and a little gun smoke.
The barrel ferment component, together with lees work make for a generous and textured mouthfeel supported by fruit purity and bright natural acidity - a perfect summer wine to be enjoyed with a wide range of foods.
Food Match: Char-grilled octopus salad
It's always hard to go past our best-selling white, the Pennon Hill Pinot Grigio. Crafted to reflect the grigio style made famous by the Italians, our Pennon Hill Pinot Grigio is sourced from a selection of the best fruit from our sites across the Mornington Peninsula.
Made from early-picked fruit, it's fermented at cool temperatures to preserve the fresh, delicate flavours and aromas. Crack open a bottle and you'll devour a wine resplendent with hints of Granny Smith apple and nashi pear, with some mineral notes of slate and flint, and creamy lees aromas.
With a crisp, clean finish, it's no surprise that Pennon Hill Pinot Grigio is one of our most popular wines.
Perfect pairing: Salt and Pepper Calamari
2018 MPVA Wine Show - GOLD
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
A beautiful example of a cool climate riesling, this wine is almost too light and pretty to drink!
Aromatic notes of white flowers, lime and mandarin combine with a pleasing touch of sherbet and talc.
The palate is fine and focused, with a tangy freshness that also reveals some lovely textural qualities.
All too easy drinking.
Food Match: Yabbies with aioli
Montalto Estate Pinot Gris is crafted to reflect the gris-style made famous by the French. The lion’s share of this wine comes from our Tuerong vineyard and shows classic primary fruit aromas of pear, apple, citrus and stone fruit with some floral, spice and mineral elements.
The palate is supple with an abundance of fruit and a generously textured mouth-feel. This is a rich, yet fresh and elegant wine, with a beautifully expressive finish.
Food match: Creamy fettuccine with smoked salmon & capers.
Another 95 points awarded, this time by James Halliday
"Full straw-green hue; the maximum varietal fruit expression has been achieved with the right amount of guidance from winemaker Simon Black. It has layers of fleshy stone fruits balanced by fig, cashew and - most importantly - grapefruity acidity on the finish and aftertaste."
Published March 1st, 2019
“Pale straw with green hues, the 2017 Montalto ‘The Eleven’ Chardonnay offers lemon and lime sherbet, tangerine andgrapefruit combined with floral and mineral notes by way of slate and flint. White florals fuse with crème brulee and brioche aromas. There is subtle oak influence by way of roasted hazelnutswith hints of struck match. Purity and tension are the hallmarkqualities of the 2017 ‘The Eleven’ Chardonnay. The palate has a tight, fresh citrus focus balanced with white-flesh stone fruits and lovelyslate and flint nuances. There is remarkable drive here and a long and focused palate. Creamy mouthfeel from both oak handling and lees influence adds richness and texture.”
Simon Black, Winemaker
“Preserved lemons and lemon curd provide the aroma framework for this wine. There’s an intriguing savoury complexity also. Whiteflorals, quince, oatmeal, pastry and brioche notes all chime in to add extra dimension. There’s an underlying current of evennessand a tension and brightness of natural acidity. The palate ischewy and textured. Purity, complexity and tension are the hallmark qualities of this2017 release.”
Simon Black, Winemaker