2010
Kooyong
'Clonale'
Chardonnay
Mornington Peninsula

2010
Kooyong
'Clonale'
Chardonnay
Mornington Peninsula

‘Clonale’ takes its name from the French technique of assemblage based on clonal selections. Each clone allegorically becomes a different instrument in an orchestra, with various ‘sounds’ and ‘roles’ set for each ‘clone.’ For those that think Aussie wines are ‘high alcohol’ and ‘un-balanced,’ please share a glass of this wine with them! This is sourced from Farrago, Faultline and Ballewindi vineyards on the Kooyong estate. No inoculation of yeast is performed and the wine is entirely fermented in barrel (12% new oak).

  • Region: Mornington Peninsula
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Vineyard: Single Blocks - Farrago, Faultline and Ballewindi
  • Vine Age: 20 years old
  • Yield: 2.9 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Light Red Clay (Farrago) - Gray Clay/Silt (Faultline/Ballewindi)
  • Oak: 7 months in French barrique (12% new) and 5 months in Stainless Steel
  • Production: 2,400 cases
Winery & Regional Information
MORNINGTON PENINSULA

Mornington Peninsula is famous for its bay beaches as well as its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Mornington Peninsula lies within the Port Phillip Zone just an hour south from Melbourne. The wine region takes in the whole peninsula starting at Mt Eliza just below Frankston. The main towns amongst the vineyards are Dromana, Red Hill South, Merricks and Moorooduc. Learn More »

KOOYONG WINES

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

Chris and Gail Aylward established Kooyong in 1995. At this time the Peninsula was rapidly expanding, establishing itself as a premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grape-growing region of Australia. Both of these varieties were suited to this cool maritime climate. The Aylwards were inspired to develop a second site, specifically selected for its potential to produce top quality fruit. Wine released under the Kooyong label comes exclusively from this site. Learn More »

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