Circe Chardonnay – Mornington Peninsula 2018
The name Circe derives from Homer and is a nice metaphor for the seductions – and perils – of pinot noir and chardonnay.
Dan Buckle and Aaron Drummond met at Mount Langi Ghiran in 2007. After a vintage of shiraz it was inevitable that the conversation would turn to any other variety except shiraz. With both growing up on the Mornington Peninsula, they were keen and curious as to what could be done with pinot noir and chardonnay from such great soil.
A nose of stone fruit and lime is followed by complex citrus and then riper stone fruit on the palate, with just a hint of oak on the finish.
Australia, Mornington Peninsula