Stonier is one of Australia’s leading producers of premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir crafted from a selection of the Mornington Peninsula’s oldest vines. Each wine showcases the region’s cool maritime climate and the winery’s unique southerly position on the edge of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
Stoniers cracking 2017 Chardonnay is delicious and is drinking so so well. If you are looking for a serious “drink now” chardonnay that offers terrific value for money then you won’t go wrong here.
The wine is straw coloured with a bright array of stone fruits aromas including peach and white plum — with some creamy lemon lift. A generous mouth-filling palate laden with intensely flavoured fruit, interestingly tending more towards the peach spectrum of flavours than the normal citrus. There is a nice creamy texture with some oak spice and lots of length in the finish.
Fermented in a mix of French oak barriques and puncheons (15% new), for a total of 10 months. Several batches from cooler vineyards were allowed to undergo the acid-softening malo-lactic fermentation with the rest retaining their bright acidity.