Chardonnay- Wine Club Members Only

Chardonnay- Wine Club Members Only

2018 Chardonnay
Margaret River, WA

A pristine expression of Margaret River's cooler south side Chardonnay!

From $35 per bottle

Wine Details

Region
Margaret River
Vintage
2018
Type
White Wine
Variety
Chardonnay
Volume
750mL
Alcohol Volume
13.5%
PH
3.26
Standard Drinks
8
Maturation
11 months in 30% new French Oak
Closure
Screw Cap
Bottling Date
06/02/18
Harvest Date
Picked on 27th Feb and 2nd March.
Vineyard Notes
Our second vintage of Chardonnay, grown from grafts, handpicked and hand sorted. Gin Gin clone. Grown on 2 separate blocks. One on the eastern boundary of the vineyard, the other near the western bound.
Winemaking
Treated as 2 separate batches for the whole process. Whole fruit pressed, light juice settling, and transferred to barrel for fermentation 3 different yeasts used to add complexity and texture. No MLF. Following fermentation, the wine stays in barrel until mid January the next year. Battonage is monthly. The batches were then blended before bottling. Minimally fined and filtered.
Tasting Notes
This is a centred, precise and very textural Chardonnay coming out of an exceptional vintage. Ratings: 95pts Huon Hooke (June 2019) "Light, bright yellow colour, with a lightly-toasted cashew nut aroma, with intense ripe grapefruit and nectarine undertones, Gingin clone suspected. The palate is refined and taut, reserved yet intense and long, with lovely refinement and evenness. Delicious, appetising chardonnay in a typical regional style. And great value!"
Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
Cellar to 2028
Food Matches
Margaret River Marron!

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