Origin: Mornington Peninsula
Style: Intriguing white wine that needs time and food
The McIntyre Chardonnay is more savoury and restrained on opening, with cheese, cashew nuts, sandalwood and citrus rind aromatics opening slowly. On the palate, the wine has similar savoury notes, with very tightly wound power and intensity. This wine combines elegance and power, restraint and complexity – it is an intriguing wine that needs time, and food more than the Robinson and will very much reward patience – in the cellar or in the glass.
A founding winery of the Mornington Peninsula at the very southern tip of the mainland, 1.5 hours south of Melbourne, the Moorooduc Estate has been planted since 1983. Family owned and run by Richard with his wife and daughter, focused on single plot Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Organically dry-farmed, all the wild yeast, no fining or filtration and they’ve always worked with the same three vineyards (their own, their viticulturalist’s and one leased from family friends).