Mitchelton Estate Chardonnay
Pale straw yellow in colour with green hues. Yellow peach and nectarine aromas and lightly toasted oak elements are followed by citrus blossom and subtle gun flint notes. An elegant and fresh palate of yellow peaches and nectarines against a back drop of biscuit, nougat and gun flint with a pithy, textural feel. Excellent power and length, with balanced acidity.
The rich history of Mitchelton stretches back to 1836, when explorer Major Thomas Mitchell came across land during a 900-kilometer journey from Sydney to Melbourne. Over a century later in 1969, the entrepreneurial Ross Shelmerdine planted his first crop of vines there, naming his new winery after the historic figure. The bottles which were produced, with a focus on Riesling and Shiraz, were soon enjoyed by wine lovers around Australia and were also highly awarded on the world stage. In 1991, Mitchelton won both the Jimmy Watson Trophy for best dry one year old red (the 1990 Print Shiraz) as well as Vineyard of the Year.