Mount Mary Vineyards Chardonnay 2000

Chardonnay from Yarra Valley, Australia

$49.99 $31.98
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Item No. 101674
  • white wine
  • ST92
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Closed and undeveloped which is always a plus for long term cellaring. The smokey oak flavors resulting from barrel fermentation and extended lees ageing are subdued and all the necessary ingredients are there for a great future. These chardonnays are never fruity and forward, but instead show their age slowly, becoming fine, elegant and delicious in their own time.

These are stimulating wines of great depth and complexity, their reputation earned through consistency of quality. They will richly reward those seeking true expressions of a vineyard's character.

Critical Acclaim

"Pale, bright straw-yellow. Peachy grapefruit fragrance over creamy, buttery oak tones of spice and vanilla. An exercise in creaminess and silky texture, with fine balancing crystalline minerality. Its bright citrus fruits and punchy, warm, ripe finish is round, soft and long."
92 Points

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Learn About Mount Mary Vineyards Map ItMap It

Mount Mary Vineyard is a family owned, single vineyard estate located in the heart of the Yarra Valley which lies in the south-eastern corner of Australia. Established in 1971 by Dr. John and Marli Middleton, Mount Mary was one of the first vineyards planted in the resurgence of the Yarra Valley as a premium grape growing region. The inspiration for planting vines in this area...

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Learn About Yarra Valley

A short drive from Melbourne, Yarra Valley is the oldest and most successful of Victoria's wine growing regions. The cool climate of the area makes it suitable for the popular varieties of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay. Shiraz is also grown here and produces elegant and restrained wines, showing a different side to Australian wine. Notable Facts Producers of the Yarra Valley have hit...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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