An Australian Wine Blog

This Wine Blog

This Australian wine blog was formerly known as

I'm a wine drinker, and this blog is about wine, not just Australian wine.

If you wish to contact me, please do so here.
All content of this Australian Wine Blog © Stuart Robinson - The Vinsomniac. Powered by Blogger.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Montalto The Eleven Chardonnay 2012

The Montalto Single Vineyard wines are the sort that would apply to Chardonnay lovers, for their quality, along with wine nerds - like myself - for the detail provided on the reverse label.

The Montalto 'The Eleven' Chardonnay comes off a vineyard sitting at around 100 metres, a single clone - the regionally prominent P58, one of the earliest clones to be promoted around Australia - sitting on red clay loam; a fertile mix of sand, clay and silt. 

Has a cool-ish feel to the wine, with hints of lime and a creamy honeyed spice to the mix. Clean and fresh with a mealy, creamy core.

Tight, minerally with good acid - packing zesty, punch citrus freshness. For all that though, it has a grace about it, a line and length wine that barely puts a foot out of place. 93 

Tasted on: Thursday 2nd January, a Leaf Day 

Source: Sample
Price: $55
Alcohol: 12.7%
Closure: Screwcap

Follow me:


Post a Comment