Merricks Estate Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay 2019Mornington Peninsula, VIC Add to Wishlist
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The untouched vistas of the Mornington Peninsula Hinterland roar to rich life in this Chardonnay from Merricks Estate, one of the founding vineyards of the world-renowned region. Typical of the area that owners George and Jacky Kefford have helped shape, Merricks’ 2018 vintage melds two batches of berries grown on the distinguished boughs of 42-year-old vines, one wild-fermented and the other with skin contact. This winemaking ingenuity begets remarkable complexity, underscored by pillowy hills of creamy lemon curd, indulgent French butter, and velvety stone fruit. It’s expertly restrained richness indicative of Merricks Estate’s prestigious heritage, celebrated on the label with an 1821 lithograph that’s the earliest printed image of Victoria.
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Divine rich-bright balance, brushed with melted French butter, topped with creamy lemon curd, and sprinkled with toasted cashews
Merricks Estate rambles across a spectacular 55-acre property classified as ‘Land for Wildlife’. Meander on down the boardwalk, and picnic next to the lake while listening to the chorus of
Drink now or cellar until 2028
With pasta slathered in a rich, creamy sauce
One of the founding vineyards of the world-renowned Mornington Peninsula
Seventy kilometres from Melbourne, in the seaside paradise of Mornington Peninsula, lies a great swath of earth known as the Hinterland. As its name suggests, this is gloriously untouched space, replete with gleaming green hills, the warbling song of native birds, and quiet vineyards producing mighty expressions of grapes such as Chardonnay, Shiraz, and Pinot Noir.
Planted in 1978 and a founding Mornington Peninsula winery
Pristine wine from the untouched glory of the region’s Hinterland
‘Land for Wildlife’ that fosters sustainable habits for plants and animals