Ministry of Clouds Chardonnay 2015
Wine Region: Tasmania, Australia
A pure and tightly wound wine showing the muscle and intensity of the low yielding Derwent Valley site, and the fineness and acid line synonymous with the Coal River Valley. A shy and somewhat restraint nose exuding white flowers, peach, nectarine characters, and subtle hints of nougat and wood spice. On the palate, a bedrock of chalky minerality supports a core of intense stone fruit, framing its lingering acidity.
About The Winery
Tied to both people and place, McLaren Vale is our winemaking heartland – and home to our own 11ha vineyard, ‘The Chase’. Located in Seaview, perched atop the Onkaparinga Gorge, bordering Blewitt Springs, this austere plot contains only a foot of topsoil with ancient rocks beneath, the tough terrain consistently producing exceptional grapes.
We are drawn to the Vale’s more fragile and restrained red wines, its unique micro-climates and geology, its history, innovation and maritime roots, carefully seeking out its most distinguished, time-honoured vineyards and the families who farm them.
Only our whites lure us away – to the Clare Valley and Tasmania – Clare, for its crystalline expression of a Riesling, and across the Strait for a flavourful Chardonnay with taut natural acidity.