Kooyong Faultline Chardonnay 2021


This superb Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay is made from fruit which hails from a 0.5 hectare section of the Faultline vineyard. This vineyard has less ironstone and more clay than the Farrago. Whole bunches are pressed into French oak barriques, 20% new, with native yeasts. After fermentation, the wine spends 11 months on lees with a single racking. A deep yellow shade, the nose gives us notes of peaches, beeswax, ginger, cashews and more with more notes of lemon butter and nougat. This is richer and riper in style than the Farrago and provides a gorgeous crème brulée texture. With fine acidity, excellent focus and very good length, it will offer thoroughly enjoyable drinking over the next eight to twelve years. Love it.