Mornington Peninsular Chardonnay 2019, Crittenden Estate
Subtle florals and citrus lead to white stone fruit. Pure fruited and finessed with acid steering the palate. A beautiful, elegant wine.
Garry Crittenden is a true pioneer in the Australian wine industry. He was the first vintner to see the potential of the Mornington Peninsula as a thriving wine region.
With a background in horticulture and inspired by his long-standing love of wine, Garry transitioned from a nursery-man into viticulture just as the Peninsula was emerging as a wine growing area. His first modest five acres more than doubled the area under vine in the region. Since those first plantings in 1982, his commitment to the region has seen the Mornington Peninsula flourish to world recognition.
The accolades don’t stop there. Garry was also the first winemaker in Australia to commercialise Italian wine varieties. Throughout his time on the Peninsula he’s introduced new grape varietals such as barbera, nebbiolo, dolcetto and sangiovese to Victoria and Australia.