2019 McGuigan Personal Reserve Hunter Ridge Chardonnay

2019 McGuigan Personal Reserve Hunter Ridge Chardonnay
Item No. 1810267-1
5 out of 5 Customer Rating
A bright medium-bodied Chardonnay with fresh acidity, good length and persistence. White peach and citrus flavours dominate the palate.
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Bottle (750ml) Limited Offer
$40.00
A bright medium-bodied Chardonnay with fresh acidity, good length and persistence. White peach and citrus flavours dominate the palate.
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Medium Bodied

Medium Bodied

Single Vineyard

Single Vineyard

Overview

The 2019 Vintage was marked by unprecedented dry conditions throughout the growing season followed by the hottest summer on record. Hades lookout. As a consequence of the torrid weather, yields were significantly down due to dehydration, and this had the flow-on effect of ripening the fruit early.

The Chardonnay vines grown at Hunter Ridge are from the original vines brought into Australia from Burgundy by John Macarthur in 1817 and established at Mudgee. These vines are grown on their own roots and have distinctive characteristics specific to this pre-phylloxera Burgundy clone which is also known as Pinot Chardonnay (Pinecone Chardonnay). The bunch size of this clone tends to be small with small berries and low yielding.
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Varietal
Chardonnay
Region
Hunter Valley, NSW
Alcohol Volume
12.15%
pH
3.30

Tasting Notes

Aroma

Lifted cool climate style with refined aromatics of flint, nettle and gooseberry with some subtle charred French oak in the background

Palate

A bright medium bodied Chardonnay with fresh acidity, good length and persistence. White peach and citrus flavours dominate the palate. Chablis in style

Food Pairing

Chicken

Chicken

Salad

Salad

Pasta

Pasta