Mandala Fumé Blanc 12pk 2021
Mandala is the vision of the Smedley family of Melbourne. An estate vineyard in Yarra Junction was planted in 1999, with additional vineyards following in Dixons Creek. Specialising in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Mandala wines are high quality, elegant and exceptional value.
Mandala Fumé Blanc 2021
From a 25yo sauvignon blanc vineyard at Gembrook. A natural-yeast ferment in older barrels, then matured 9 months in the same barrels. A bright green gold, there's no mistaking the variety, with its aromas of quince and kiwifruit together with some freshly cut grass and snow pea tendrils. Mouth-filling and textured, this has plenty of flavour and the acidity is bright enough to keep the wine nicely balanced.
Rating: 91 Points
Source: Philip Rich, Halliday Wine Companion 2023