Ministry of Clouds Chardonnay, which is created by Julian Forewood and Bernice Ong in the heart of Tasmania. They seek out the very best grapes from different regions of Australia in order to make refined wines that are pure and expressive. The name symbolises the relinquishing of their past security and structure (Ministry), for the freedom, independence and adventure (Clouds) inherent in their own venture. A partnership in every sense of the word, and with an experience in the corporate side of the wine industry working for renowned Australian wineries the likes of Wirra Wirra, Woodstock, Mountadam, Yalumba and Moët Hennessy, in 2012 the pair decided to take fate into their own hands. An idea conceived with the support of extraordinary friends saw the pair leave their jobs and chance fate on a beguiling, exhilarating obsession that would take them from McLaren Vale for their reds, to Clare and Tasmania for their whites.
TheMinistry of Clouds Chardonnay is a pale golden colour, with a shy and somewhat restrained nose exuding white flowers, peach, nectarine characters, and subtle hints of nougat and wood spice. On the palate, there is a fine, flinty bedrock of chalky minerality supports a core of intense stone fruit, framing its lingering acidity.