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McPherson Family Series Chardonnay Pinot Noir


Region: South Eastern Victoria
Varietal: 90% Chardonnay 10% Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 12%
Best Consumed: 2016 - 2018



As a Winemaker, the challenges that each harvest brings never cease to amaze me. Just when you think you have an understanding of what's going on, another season hits bringing with it yet another challenge and a completely new scenario. With little rain and warm tempratures, leading to fast ripening early in the season. Once temperatures cooled, things slowed down and we saw an increase in flavours and quality resulting in a good year all round.

Viticulturist Notes

This wine was crafted from 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir grapes. Grapes were picked and crushed during the cool of night to retain their fresh, varietal flavours. The juice was then divided into select parcels. Each parcel underwent a different treatment such as malolactic fermentation; fermentation and time with French oak; or spending an extended period on yeast lees. Each treatment resulted in an individually flavoured parcel of wine, and the unique character and personality of the final blend is a result of the special handling of these separate parcels.

Wine Harvest Notes

As a Winemaker, the challenges that each harvest brings never cease to amaze me. Just when you think you have an understanding of what's going on, another season hits bringing with it yet another challenge and a completely new scenario. With little rain and warm tempratures, leading to fast ripening early in the season. Once temperatures cooled, things slowed down and we saw an increase in flavours and quality resulting in a good year all round.

Food Recommendations:

A brilliantly versatile wine, exceptional as an apertif or starter. It is delicious served with a seafood entrée or Thai stir-fry and is superb with fresh fruit and dessert at the end of a meal.