The fresh and vibrant nose offers floral and white pear aromas, notes of lemon zest and added complexity from touches of fresh cream and nougat. The palate shows excellent poise, clarity and drive, with a deep core of fruit heading long into a pithy acid finish. Stonefruit and citrus flavours abound on the gently weighted palate. To be enjoyed now and over the next few years.
The Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2023
This first tier for Kooyong is fabulous. Requisite white stone fruit, citrus and tangy acidity but it is the depth on the palate and vitality that sets the scene. Grilled nuts, leesy complexity, moreish and savoury. Spot on.
The 2019 Kooyong Clonale is a blend of Chardonnay from our Tuerong and Balnarring vineyards. The fruit was gently whole-bunch pressed directly into French oak barriques (of which 7% were new), where fermentation commenced spontaneously with ambient yeasts. Following fermentation, the wine was aged on lees (without battonage) for nine months. The wine was bottled without fining and with minimal filtration.