2018 Kooyong Farrago Chardonnay Mornington Peninsula – The Kooyong vineyard is located on the Mornington Peninsula at Tuerong, on Miocene sedimentary soils. Their wines are made from domain grown, handpicked grapes and aim to manifest terroir: the integration of their geology and soils with the macroclimate of their region, the mesoclimates of the various sites within their vineyard and the weather of the annual grape growing season. Their cultural operations in the vineyard and practices in the winery endeavour to articulate these unique characteristics diligently, respectfully and without artifice.
The 2018 Farrago opens to a bright bouquet of yellow grapefruit, tangerine and fresh-cut pineapple, complemented by a hint of flint and crushed biscuit. With time, slightly more exotic notes of fenugreek and pearl barley are revealed. The palate is powerful and intense while displaying great clarity and charm. Zesty acid drives the wine, with red grapefruit and lemon peel flavours dominating. Succulence on the long and broadening finale is capped off with ginger spice, oats and orange pith flavours.
More approachable now than the Faultline, it will continue to improve for a number of years in the cellar.
Single Price: $75.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $60.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $720.00