Chardonnay’s From Mornington Wineries You Must Know About in 2021

Home to 170 vineyards and more than 50 boutique cellar doors, this cool climate Mornington Peninsula wine region is an hour’s drive away from Melbourne. From their popular Pinot Noir and celebrated Chardonnay to their newer regional varietals, Pinot Grigio and Shiraz, all of them are well accepted and appreciated.

The microclimate at Mornington wineries is a result of its climate, topography, land and structure of the soil. You can make your way to the hinterland villages of Red Hill, Main Ridge and Moorooduc, and coastal spots Merricks, Balnarring and Dromana to experience the cool climate and taste some of their amazing single-estate wines.

This compact and diverse region has different tasting styles to offer which you can enjoy with a delightful meal at famous restaurants like Laura, Ten Minutes By Tractor, Port Phillip Estate, Montalto and Paringa Estate.

Guess what! There’s more to Mornington wineries. You can take a tour of the heart of the region’s wine country on horseback while visiting the wineries and farms along the way for tastings. Enticing enough? Then wait till you know that you can taste more than 200 premium wines from some 50 wineries.

Enough to confuse your taste buds and satiate your wine tasting cravings. Right? Well, before you plan to take a tour at Mornington wineries, you can explore these highly-rated Chardonnay and enjoy the winery vibe from the comfort of your home. Get going!

Montalto Pennon Hill Chardonnay 2020 Mornington Peninsula – This wine has lemon and lime sherbet, nashi pear, ripe nectarine, chalk and slate notes combined with some roasted hazelnuts aromas. There are some stuck match, brioche and gentle oak aromas just to round out the package. The juicy nectarine and peach flavours are supported by tangy acidity, together with a mineral lick and generous texture from the lees work, skin contact and oak handling giving richness and balance. This Gold awarded Chardonnay with hallmark Montalto qualities exhibits great varietal definition and regional expression.

Elgee Park Chardonnay 2018 Mornington Peninsula – This golden straw coloured wine has a bouquet with an intensely perfumed nectarine with a hint of honey. The palate has a balanced stone fruit with nuts, fresh citrus & creamed honey. With 95 points, this wine has the texture and complexity to be a complete showstopper.

Handpicked Collection Chardonnay 2017 Mornington Peninsula – This Gold awarded wine has a light straw hue with green tints to display. A whiff of this wine reveals vibrant aromas of nectarine, melon and fig, enhanced by sea salt complexity. The elegant and powerful palate is packed with luscious flavours of citrus, fig and yellow stone fruit. The velvety oak notes integrate with the full-bodied palate to end the wine in a rich and generous finish. It tastes wonderful with pan-fried salmon and soft Brie cheese.

Stonier Reserve Chardonnay 2019 Mornington Peninsula – With complex aromas of lemon, lime and grapefruit, this wine has citrus flavours building on the palate along with a puckering grapefruit-like acidity. The seductive smoky notes on the nose with a combination of lush creaminess and fresh lemon-pink grapefruit sorbet on the palate is quite exciting.

Jones Road J.R. Chardonnay 2016 Mornington Peninsula – This approachable and soft chardonnay is big on fruit and low on oak. It offers plenty of ripe stone fruits and tropical aromas, mango, pear, peach and fragrant ripe melons. The smooth palate showcases a soft texture and finishes with a sweep of toasted cashew nut flavour. The wine was left for 10 months with occasional lees stirring to aid the development of complexity, mouthfeel and richness.

Red Claw Chardonnay 2019 Mornington Peninsula – This attractive Chardonnay displays a pale straw colour with green tints. The bouquet exhibits fragrances of citrus and stone fruits, coupled with nuances of spicy French oak. The tight palate structure presents a refreshing acidity that leads to a lengthy and complex finale. Foods like cooked shellfish, grilled fish and creamy vegetable soups pair well with this exquisite white wine.

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