Sam Coverdale’s Even Keel started out with the intent to create drinkable, balanced and elegant wines. Along the way he created the Polperro brand to specialise in premium, single-vineyard wines from the Mornington Peninsula. This chardonnay sourced from the high altitude ranges of Tumbarumba.
Even Keel, Chardonnay, Tumbarumba, 2016
A very chardonnay light gold colour in the glass. Plenty of yellow nectarine aromas, with grapefruit citrus, baked fig and a little jersey caramel. A rich mouth feel with creamy malolactic fermentation influences and oaky spice. Light peach and fig interplay neatly and the wine sits somewhat obtusely with all the flavours presenting at once as a wall. The finish is textural and also highlights the regional acidity. A good wine without quite reaching greater heights.
Wine sample courtesy of Even Keel by Polperro