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RegionHunter Valley, NSW
WinemakerJim Chatto
ColourPale Yellow with a tinge of green straw
AromaIntense peach, melons and citrus with complex wild & funky notes.
PalateIntense melon and peach fruit with refreshing acidity which lingers, giving a pleasing fruit driven persistence of flavour
Growing ConditionsA tough vintage for certain areas of the valley. Rainfall was high, typical of what the Hunter can deliver, but the amazing ability of the vines to withstand these rain events truly astounds. The lead up to harvest was great, cool conditions, dry and lovely fruit set led to great crops at an average yield. The rainfall throughout vintage tested winemakers, with careful selective picking required to ensure the highest quality was achieved.
Vinification/MaturationThe fruit was brought to the winery in excellent condition retaining freshness and quality. Handpicked and ‘whole bunch’ pressed to French oak (25% new) wild yeast fermentation; followed by 9 months maturation before blending and bottling.
Alcohol/Vol13%
pH3.35pH
Acidity (TA)6.2 g/L
Bottles per Case6
Peak DrinkingDrinking perfectly now
Clone I10V5, hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed direct to French puncheons for wild fermentation and 9 months maturation. It’s very complex Hunter Valley chardonnay made with infinite attention to detail, with stone fruit, melon, fig and brioche flavours.
94 points
James HallidayWine Companion 2018

The influence of Leontine O’Shea on the development of her son Maurice and the creation of Mount Pleasant cannot be understated. Leontine was instrumental in his 1914 journey, and subsequent education, in France and purchased the initial Mount Pleasant property in 1921.

Weight 8 kg
Dimensions 27 x 18 x 35 cm

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