The Hickson Vineyard consists of two acres of Chardonnay planted by the Hickson family in 1982. One of a sprinkling of vineyards preluding the rise of the Mornington Peninsula. A heritage site lovingly restored in 2013 by Kerri Greens.
The 2019 vintage offered exceptional ripening conditions on the Mornington Peninsula, natural acids remained high whilst flavour ripeness and intensity fully developed. There was minimal disease pressure with just some minor sunburn being picked out. Primary fermentation took place using wild yeast and without the assistance of sulphur. Malolactic naturally kicked off the following spring, partially completing before giving it up on its own accord. Bottled without fining or filtration.
An exciting addition to the Peninsula wine scene, Kerri Greens brings together two adventurous and forward-thinking young vignerons – Tom McCarthy and Lucas Blanck, crafting single-site wines from self-managed vineyards in Balnarring and Red Hill.
94 Points – Halliday Wine Companion 2021