2021 Clonale Chardonnay

Clonale Chardonnay



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Tasting Profile

September 2022

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.


Tasting Profile 2021
Tasting Profile 2020
Tasting Profile 2019



The Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2023

Jane Faulkner

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.

94 points

Reviews 2021
Reviews 2020
Reviews 2019


The Vintage

Although 2020 Winter was mild, it provided excellent rainfall, with approximately 225mm falling evenly throughout June, July, and August. Budburst commenced in the second week of September, a typical start to a season on the Mornington Peninsula. Spring presented typical conditions with fluctuating temperatures and rainfall. Temperatures stabilised before flowering, and the region experienced favourable conditions throughout this critical time of the season. All our vineyards enjoyed good flowering and fruit set. While early Summer rainfall was below average, conditions shifted to wet and humid during January. The viticultural team worked diligently to ensure our vineyards remained disease-free. Veraison commenced mid-January, earlier than the last couple of seasons. Our vineyards were replenished with good natural rainfall during this time, thus satisfying the increased water demand of grapevines. The sunny but relatively cool weather throughout February meant ripening was slow and steady. Harvest commenced in early March and continued into early April. The weather remained mild throughout, and harvest progressed at an even pace, providing ideal conditions.

The Vineyard

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.