Circe Chardonnay

Circe Chardonnay 2018

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria   |    750ml   |    12.5%
Circe Wines is a partnership between Dan Buckle (now head winemaker at Domaine Chandon) and Aaron Drummond who met while both were working at Mount Langi Ghiran in 2007.

The 2018 Circe Chardonnay is another beautifully weighted Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay, which strikes the seemingly perfect balance between crisp cool-climate fruit flavours and quality French oak. Plenty of lively grapefruit, citrus and pear fruit flavours are on offer with lively acidity providing a beautiful backbone, with the oak playing a support role. A super impressive Chardonnay from Circe, and one that offers excellent value drinking at this price. 

Review of the 2016 vintage included below;

"I’ve been tasting this all afternoon - not because I was unsure of its quality, but because it’s captivating. I love how long and lean this feels at first - but how quickly the flesh builds, the fruit, the sweet-but-grapefruit-accented centre to the coating of meal, flint and spice. It all feels so harmonious, so succulent, so more-ish. It’s a neat, contained and uncomplicated chardonnay and yet there’s plenty worth spying if you’re up for the hunt. It’s a chardonnay to make you marvel, once again, at what a beautiful variety this is. Rated: 93 Points Tasted: May17 Alcohol: 12.5% Price: $40 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2017 - 2022" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Circe is a partnership between Dan Buckle and Aaron Drummond inspired by growing up on the Mornington Peninsula and a shared love of Pinot Noir. Buckle and Drummond met while working at Mount Langi Ghiran back in 2007, and after a vintage making Shiraz, it was inevitable the conversation would turn to any varietal other than Shiraz.

With both growing up on the Mornington Peninsula, the duo were keen and curious as to what they could do with Pinot Noir from such great soil, shortly after Circe Wines was born.

While the highly regarded Dan Buckle is currently head winemaker for Domaine Chandon, he still finds time for his passion project, and the current vintages of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are certainly the most impressive Circe releases to date.
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