Nose Freshly cut white pear, backed nectarines and hints of cinnamon, Creme Brulee and limes.
Palate Rich and powerful on the entry, creamy oak tones on the mid-palate and finish with lingering aromas of lime and stone fruit awash in vibrant natural acid.

VINIFICATION

The fruit for our Chardonnay is harvested and pressed as both whole cluster and cold crushed fruit, in order to sculpt wines boasting great length, texture and sophistication, as well as density of fruit and a bold complex palate. The juice is settled cold and racked after 2 days, harvesting only the lightest and most delicate grape solids to further aid in textural and aromatic development. The juice is barrel fermented in roughly 40% new, 30% 2nd fill and 30% 3rd fill French oak barriques. A portion of wine is allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation, to broaden the palate and add additional complexity to both the aromatics and the texture of the wine. The rest is sulphured pre-malolactic fermentation, in order to further preserve fresh fruit aromatics and pure acidity. It is then aged in oak for 9 months and battonaged every two weeks to develop texture and additional palate complexity, after which the wine is removed from barrel, clarified and bottled.

ANALYSIS

Alcohol: 13.3 %

Vintage

The Margaret River Wine Region has been blessed with eight great growing seasons in a row. Vintage 2014 started off with some late, heavy rainfall in September and two minor hail events in October, however, from here on, there weren’t any significant weather events until a heat spike the week prior to Christmas.
The entire flowering period occurred in warm, mild conditions resulting in good fruit-set across all varieties. Vintage conditions were ideal for ripening all varieties with little or no disease present and no rainfall pressures.

Cellaring

Up to 8 years, however we enjoy it for freshness now.

Accolades

95 points, ‘Special Value Star’ – James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2017.
BLUE GOLD & Top 100 Wines – Sydney International Wine Competition.
GOLD – QANTAS Wine Show of WA, 2015.
GOLD – Korea Wine Challenge 2016.
4.5 Stars – Winewise Championship Tasting 2016.
SILVER – Perth Royal Wine Show, 2015.
SILVER – Margaret River Wine Show, 2015.
Commended – International Wine Challenge 2016.
Bronze – Sydney Royal Wine Show 2016.

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