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Dexter Mornington Chardonnay

Dexter Mornington Chardonnay

Dexter Mornington Chardonnay

Aromas of lemon, white peach, nectarine and pear combine with subtle oak. Subtle flavours reflective of the aromas – particularly lemon, pear and elegant oak. The wine has a soft middle palate with good length and a nice acid balance.

Producer: Colour: WhiteGrape: AustralianRegion: Victoria, Mornington PenninsulaAlcohol: 13.3%Vintage: 2010/12Grape Details: ChardonnayVinification: Hand-picked fruit was gently whole-bunch pressed into a tank and settled overnight. It was then transferred into French oak barriques (20% New, 80% second, third and fourth use) and inoculated with a neutral yeast. From May until late winter the barrels were stirred every two weeks until MLF was completed. For this vintage 25% was prevented from going through MLF to retain acid. The wine was left on yeast lees until December when it was transferred to tank for a further month on lees. The wine was bottled in January 2011, 10 months after harvest.SKU: DEXTE01

£34.00 a bottle

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Dexter

Tod Dexter grows premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from his cool climate vineyard in a small east/west valley on the Mornington Peninsula. The vineyard has been set out to maximise all of its qualities. Planted on the north facing slope, it allows for maximum sunlight interception. This is most important in cool regions as it results in even sunlight on both sides of the vine allowing for even ripening.

Victoria

This is a modern wine region. There was a dabbling in viticulture in the late 1800s and then in the 1950s but it wasn’t until Baillieu Myer of Myer stores planted vines in the early 70s did the region begin as a commercial wine producer. Many vineyards and wineries followed, most of them small, producing boutique wines. The climate is regarded as cool and exposed to wind chill from the frequent strong winds. The main wine styles: White – Chardonnay, Pinot Gris; Red – Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.

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