Mulline Single Vineyard Portarlington Chardonnay 2021
This vineyard is literally within one kilometre of the coastline, with a direct line of sight right over the water. Sourced from the North part of this vineyard, right next to the ocean. Planted in 1994, Old sparkling clone – IVI10. Sandy loam over limestone.
No pre-ferment racking, pressed straight to barrel, all the lees. Wild ferment, fermented in barrique from Mercurey, 20% new. No Malolactic. Elevage on full solids for 9 months.
“This site is all about citrus peel, sea spray and minerality. More savoury complexities from the oak use, texture and some cinnamon spice. All about acid line, giving length and freshness to the palate. Always a wine that takes a lot longer to come into itself so will benefit with some time in bottle but a different expression of Geelong chardonnay. Such a different expression of Geelong Chardonnay” – Ben Mullen
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