2007 McCutcheon Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Mornington Peninsula
Harvest Date
21 March 2007
Sugar At Harvest
22.6° Brix (12.6° Baumé)
TA (finished)
5.6 g/l
pH (finished)
11 months in 33% new French oak barriques
100% wild yeast
Bottling Date
22 February 2008
Residual Sugar
Dry (0.68 g/l)
Alcohol %

2007 McCutcheon Chardonnay

Main Ridge spicy savouriness overlaid with grapefruit, basil and caramel; an elegant power which is, relatively speaking, full and luxurious.

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"All the concentration of Meursault. Creamy stone-fruit core lifted by fresh, zesty acidity and spice. Balanced, long, complex. Drink now-2018. 18.5."  Andrew Catchpole

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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The McCutcheon Vineyard is on the southern slopes of Main Ridge with a north-easterly and easterly aspect. Chardonnay was planted here in 1993 and consistently produces an elegant, rounder style with layers of flavours and complexity. Bright pale gold in colour with a rich, intense nose of lemon and grapefruit, a touch of toasted hazelnuts, coconut rough and buttered popcorn, supported by fine grained, classy spicy oak. On the palate, the wine shows savoury complexity, citrus and a touch of white stone fruit and fejoa and delicious mouthcoating slippery glycerols. Crisp acid and layers of flavour balance the texture, length and richness of this multi faceted wine.
Production Notes
Hand picked 21 March 2007. Clones P58, I10V1 and I10V5 from the Long Block on McCutcheon Vineyard. Yield 6.7 tonnes/ha (2.7 t/acre, ~40.2hl/ha).
Winemaker Notes
Whole bunch pressed. Wild yeast fermented in 33% new oak. Partial MLF. Lees aged and stirred for 11 months. Bottled after fining and sterile filtration.
Food Pairing Notes
Terrific with freshly caught lobster grilled on the BBQ and served with a good roast garlic aioli. Serve at 10–13°C.
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Vintage Notes

A dry winter was followed by a cool spring and early budburst. Some vineyards were hit by frost and hail reducing potential crop load. Poor fruit set was reported throughout the region. Summer was warm with intermittent rainfall in December and January. A low yield with small concentrated berries.

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