The Portsea Estate vineyard is located on the century old Tintagel property overlooking Bass Strait at the very tip of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, in south east Australia. Its unique ‘terroir’ derives from extensive limestone deposits and a top soil of calcareous sand and humus collected over thousands of years. The free draining, limestone rich soils provide ideal conditions for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to thrive and have produced complex, layered wines of distinct character and minerality.
Back Beach Chardonnay is produced by Portsea Estate from premium grapes sourced from single vineyard, low yielding vines in the Red Hill region of the Peninsula. Lifted, zesty, citrus aromas enhanced by subtle barrel influences and balanced by a fine textured palate.
Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed to new and used French oak for 3-5 weeks fermentation and 10 months maturation. An elegant wine, poised and balanced. White peach leads the flavour pack, with a tinkle of grapefruit chiming in on the back-palate and aftertaste. Drink to: 2028; Price: $30.00; Date Tasted: January 2020; Alcohol: 13.3%; Rating: 95 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion
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