Fermented naturally, the 2018 Mount Macleod Chardonnay was then raised on lees for 20 months - in old wooden barrels that have previously housed the Caledonia Australis Chardonnay. Pure, cool-climate aromas in the ripe citrus spectrum; an elegant, a lovely textural mid-palate with excellent persistence, this is a lively, as well as fleshy Gippsland Chardonnay that offers sensational value for money.
Of course, all this eco-energy would be moot were the wines not up-to-scratch and such remarkable value. In fact, for as long as we have been in business, Matthews has quietly been going about crafting some of the keenest-priced Victorian Chardonnay and Pinot Noir on the market. Mount Macleod’s three vineyard sites, all in the Leongatha region, were selected to an exacting criteria; free-draining, high ironstone soils with pebbling throughout, and an east to north-east aspect. The vines are dry-grown and yields, which might easily blow out in the fertile Leongatha soils, are strictly controlled. In short, Matthews grows lovely, organic fruit and his simple, paired back winemaking regime, which includes wild ferments and only neutral oak- is designed to deliver this modest message to bottle with as much honesty as possible.
For those new to the label, Mount Macleod’s wines are no score junkies, wines looking to make the headlines, win trophies or the like. What we have instead is a set of great value, honest-to-goodness deliciousness from an organic Australian grower with an impressive set of values and practices.
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