The McLEISH ESTATE Chardonnay, planted in 1985 embodies the regions powerful fruit quality. With complexity and balance, it encapsulates a vibrant stone fruit character with an elegant use of oak making it a seamless wine.
Brilliant quartz green in colour. The McLeish Estate Chardonnay is super fragrant and complex with nectarine, pear and zesty citrus characters swirl through notes of cashew. Proceeding to the palate which displays a luscious mix of white peach, cashew, honey nuances with melon fruit overtones on the palate, producing a powerful fruit driven quality complimented by spicy oak and extreme length thanks to the mineral acidity.
Early February rain delayed the start of vintage. The hand harvesting process was carried out to select only the most premium fruit. This meticulous selection process lead to intensity ripeness of primary fruit flavours in the 2016 vintage McLeish Chardonnay.
McLeish Estate vineyards are in Australia’s oldest wine growing region; the Hunter Valley, planted in 1985. Our Chardonnay is hand harvested from vines grown in friable red duplex loam soil– Fruit thinning was carried out on the single vineyard to consistently producing the purest and brightest signatures of Hunter Chardonnay
Cuisine: White Meats, Seafood’s and Asian Style Dining.
Cellaring: 3 to 8 Years