Massoni Chardonnay
Fruit Chardonnay
Regions Mornington
Each $25.99
Available by the dozen
Massoni were at the forefront of establishing Mornington with a definable genre of Chardonnay. With their crisp natural acidity, elegance and restraint, the wines of Mornington are today renowned for elegant and refined new world styles of Chardonnay. Massoni is more robust than most, with ripe fruit forward and solid structure throughout. The perfect accompaniement to the freshest seafood or crisp skin chicken, the middle palate is viscous and deep while the finish shows the minerality and texture of a good Chablis.
Massoni's vineyards are the pick of Mornington's cool climate sites. This means that grapes mature on the vine for a longer period, enhancing flavour and colour extract. The temperate sea breezes off Port Phillip Bay afford some protection from extreme summer heat, especially in January and February as the grapes achieve ripeness. Crop levels are normally low and fruit is selectively hand picked to ensure only those grapes in the best condition are included. Parcels of Chardonnay are whole bunch pressed into French oak barriques for fermentation. Batches are sulphured as malolactic is discouraged, the wine remains on lees and is treated to monthly stirring until bottling in June.
Light to medium straw hue, youthful green highlights. Aromas of lemon curd, grapefruit and varietal peachy notes. Barrel fermentation characters are also apparent. The palate is complex and long. Mineral, smoky flavours give way to buttery lees contact notes with the powerful primary fruit remaining in the foreground. A long, satisfyingly dry yet fruit and stone filled finish.
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More About Massoni Winery
Massoni Wines of Mornington was established by legendary Melbourne restaurateur Leon Massoni in 1984
Massoni's passion for fine wine was influenced by his family’s involvement in establishing such culinary icons as Melbourne’s Florentino Restaurant in 1928 and through his relationship with his uncle, master winemaker Jimmy Watson. Over the years, Massoni have focused on making wines that enthusiasts would choose to enjoy with their family and friends. In 1990, Ian Home, founder of Yellowglen, became a partner in the business and introduced Pinot Noir and Lectus sparkling wine to the product range. In 1996 Ian visualised the need to expand the company’s source of ultra premium grapes beyond the Mornington Peninsula, whose erratic meso climate and limitation in supplying quality chardonnay and pinot noir restricted the product range Massoni was able to offer. Massoni»