Jayden Ong
Chestnut Hill 2018
Chardonnay
Yarra Valley, Victoria

$46.00

Fruit
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Body
Tannin
Acid
Alcohol

Style: White: Fine, round & complex

Producer: Jayden Ong

Region: Mount Burnett, Victoria

Grape: Chardonnay

Vintage: 2018

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Old oak

Alcohol: 13.4%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 14 – 16°C

The Wine: A beautifully pure and vibrant style of Chardonnay. Green apples and pear combine on the nose with nutty, savoury complexity. There is a strong sense of minerality to the nose, smoke and crushed rock. The palate is streaky and racy while still delivering waves of flavour and texture. Good now, but will live in the cellar over the next few years.

Sebastian Crowther MS

Producer Profile

Jayden Ong

Jayden Ong is the co-owner and founder, with Andrew Mc Connell, of Cumulus Inc. and its wine bar sibling, Cumulus Up, and is responsible for overseeing the front of house and wine mentoring. On the other side, he and his wife, Morgan, own a property on Mount Tollebewong, in the Yarra Valley, where they have close planted a vineyard at significant elevation, which they tend organically. Additionally, they now hold a long-term lease on the Chestnut Hill Vineyard, on Mount Burnett, which is a fruit source of fabled quality.

Description

Review

Style: White: Fine, round & complex

Producer: Jayden Ong

Region: Mount Burnett, Victoria

Grape: Chardonnay

Vintage: 2018

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Old oak

Alcohol: 13.4%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 14 – 16°C

The Wine: A beautifully pure and vibrant style of Chardonnay. Green apples and pear combine on the nose with nutty, savoury complexity. There is a strong sense of minerality to the nose, smoke and crushed rock. The palate is streaky and racy while still delivering waves of flavour and texture. Good now, but will live in the cellar over the next few years.

Sebastian Crowther MS