Margaret River, WA
A graceful expression of Chardonnay.
The Real Review, Huon Hooke
92 / 100
The bouquet is reserved and straw-like, with dusty oak undertones and attractive lemon and grapefruit citrus fruits. The pungency of the fruit does much of the talking. In the mouth, it's soft and open at the front of the mouth but fades slightly towards the back. Powerful lemon and grapefruit flavours outgun the oak. The finish is firm with a trace of grip. Easy to like this.
14th March 2019
Bottle opening date: 30th April 2020
Our 3rd 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 boundary.
300 cases available in the cellar door. Hand picked and gently whole bunch pressed. Fermented in Burgundy barriques and aged on lees for 10 months, in 30% new well integrated oak. Partial malolactic fermentation.
This is a delicate and elegant Chardonnay coming out of our 3rd vintage on the Forest Grove property.