Thursday, January 24, 2019

Stonier 2017 Chardonnay

This is the enttry-level chardonnay from Mornington Peninsula pioneer Stonier and my good goodness it is drinking well. If you are looking for a serious "drink now" chardonnay that offers terrific value for money then you won't go wrong here. The 2017 Stonier Chardonnay was fermented in a mix of French oak barriques and puncheons (15% new), for a total of 10 months. Several batches from cooler vineyards were allowed to undergo the acid-softening malo-lactic fermentation with the rest retaining their bright acidity. There are peach and citrus notes here, nuts and nougat, along with vibrant acidity and lots of length. If you share my palate this a real winner. $25.

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