The Portsea Estate vineyard is located on the century old Tintagel property overlooking Bass Strait at the very tip of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. Its unique ‘terroir’ derives from extensive limestone deposits and a top soil of calcareous sand and humus collected over thousands of years.
The free draining, limestone rich soils provide ideal conditions for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to thrive and have produced complex, layered wines of distinct character and minerality.
Review by Tyson Steltzer, 2012 At eleven years of age, Portsea’s chardonnay vines are starting to establish themselves into the limestone soils of the tip of the Mornington Peninsula, producing a wine of poised concentration, with pretty purity of lemon blossom, white peach, lemon zest and lingering fresh fig notes. Subtle oak tucks in neatly behind focused fruit and balanced acidity. 93 points.