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Mount Trio Great Southern Chardonnay

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Here we have a decently priced, lightly-oaked chardy that would be the bomb with some soft cheeses. It's an early-drinking style that shows appealing tropicals and lemons on the nose, along with a touch of green apple and vanilla. The palate is lighter-bodied and refreshing, with stone fruit flavours, zesty acidity, and a rounded, creamy mouthfeel that will have you licking your lips and reaching for that second sip.

Winemaker's Notes

Our aim is to produce a beautifully flavoured and well balanced wine that exhibits the great fruit characters of this variety and is suitable for enjoying as a young wine or after some short term cellaring.

Nose: The wine has a beautiful, perfumed aroma of nectarines and green plums with subtle rockmelon characters. These gorgeous stone fruit characters, so typical of cool climate Chardonnay, are enhanced and not overwhelmed by the subtle oak characters picked up from the barrel fermented portion.

Palate: The palate is fine though well flavoured. The stone fruit flavours are beautifully balanced by the fresh acidity which gives good persistence of flavour. The tank fermented portion ensures there are clean and fresh fruit flavours and good acidity on the finish. The wine has good mouth feel; there is a gorgeous creaminess on the palate and silky characters from the barrel fermentation.

Cellaring: Our Chardonnay is designed to enjoy while still relatively young. We recommend drinking this wine over the next year or two and it could be served with many goes with everything!

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Mount Trio Great Southern Chardonnay

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Clean citrus fruits, with a splash of green apple at the core; a fresh and mineral edge to the fruit; fine, lightly wooded wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Light green-straw; a subdued bouquet, then a lively palate; crisp nectarine and grapefruit supported by a whisk of oak; good line and length.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; the complex bouquet subtly integrates smoky barrel-ferment oak with melon, stone fruit and cashew; the tight bouquet adds a hint of grapefruit to the fruit characters of the bouquet, and is, indeed, the fruit which drives the wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; gentle, but quite complex, citrus fruit aromas and subtle barrel-ferment inputs to the bouquet run through into the palate, with grapefruit, melon and cashew intermingling before brisk acidity on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; the bouquet seems to have slightly reductive/slow ferment characters to the intense passionfruit aromas. The palate does not show any of those problems, with citrus, passionfruit and grapefruit flavours balanced by nice acidity. As with the '98, a difficult wine to point
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; highly perfumed passionfruit and grapefruit aromas are repeated on the intensely flavoured palate. This is a regional character which is either more or less intense according to the vintage. Some may like it, others not; I am in the former camp.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999

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