I know very little about this particular label with their sole wines this Chardonnay and a Pinot Noir, other than they are “located in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula, the vineyard is planted solely to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.” Apparently the vineyard was planted in the late 1980s with the first harvest in 1990, so it’s fair to say they’re mature. I have no idea on the winemaker or the winemaking…so let’s let the wine do the talking.
Family Vignettes Vineyard, Artist’s Daughter, Chardonnay, Mornington Peninsula, 2020
Light straw gold. Layered, rich and generous nose: Yellow stone fruit, white chocolate nibs, almond meal, scorched lemon peel, mandarin segments, yellow pomme flesh and cool quartz stone. Opulence leads to restraint on the palate with a bittersweet citrus fruit focus to the somewhat smooth profile. Balanced and clean with a fresh finish, though leaves me wanting a little more texture and depth.
Rating: 17.5/20 (90/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Family Vignettes Vineyard and Claritas Marketing