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Muse Chardonnay 2011

Drinking Guide


Drink 2014-2026



This single vineyard chardonnay is from a vintage in which wines will age gracefully and slowly. This is an austere wine with integrated oak that sits alongside rather than overpowering the Tasmanian terroir; it’s an expression of fruit, yeast and oak character. Mineral, grapefruit, stone fruit and stone fruit blossom aromas are unadorned. There’s no charry oak here and the natural acidity isn’t softened via malo-lactic fermentation. The silky lees stirred texture compliments beautifully the natural acidity. With impressive length, it will drink very well in its youth but will also soften and improve with maturation.

Winemakers Comments
Vintage Description
Technical Details

I think with the release of this wine we have finally achieved the new style for Moorilla. We have accomplished after 4 years of progressive barrel regime changes we have achieved the level of integration and austerity that I think best shows the Tasmanian terroir. The result is an expression of fruit character, crisp acidity and a mineral backbone. This wine will drink very well in its youth but will also soften and improve with maturation. Look for integrated oak and a chalky minerality balanced between fruit weight, acidity and roundness from battonage Fruit was sourced from the Moorilla owned and operated St. Matthias vineyard and the Martin leased vineyard, both are north-east facing on the West Bank of the Tamar River. Yields and fruit quality were very strong despite the difficulties typical of the season. Picking was again organised around a desire to achieve a range of ripeness and flavour profiles in the finished wine, as seen below.