2020 Montalto Estate Chardonnay

There have been many times I have enjoyed a bottle of wine that has resulted in a certain level of sadness because it was my last bottle, my only bottle, or one that is not so readily available at my local bottle shop.  I had a sort of melancholy feeling when I tasted this wine.  At the time, I wondered why because I very much enjoyed it.  So, I decided to adopt the attitude of Theodor Seuss Geisel (commonly known as Dr Seuss), “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

Flavours of stonefruits, melon and citrus characters are unmistakably and beautifully presented along with nicely balanced acidity, and freshness comes with its youthfulness.  What struck me with this wine when I tasted it was how complete it seems.  By this I mean, flavour was there in abundance, it has personality (yep, this is a thing with this wine), eyebrow raising palate presence and length.  I’m smiling because tasting this wine happened.  I guarantee you will too when you try it.

Montalto Website

Region: Mornington Peninsula, Vic Price: $50 Source: Sample thanks kindly to Montalto

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