"Our aim is to produce a finely flavoured and well balanced wine with the great fruit characters of this variety; suitable for enjoying as a young wine or after some short term cellaring. This year the fruit is all from southern Margaret River; it was a very good season though the earliest start to vintage on record! Harvested in late Feb, it was all fermented in French oak barriques with most of these barrels being ‘pre-loved’ (ie 2nd or 3rd use) so the fruit characters were not dominated by strong, new oak flavours."
Bright and clear with a light lemony gold.
Quite perfumed with the attractive ‘peachy’ aromas that are so typical of Chardonnay. There’s ripe stone fruits and a hint of melon, all complexed by the light, slightly spicy oak from the barrel fermentation.
"A lovely, medium bodied, style of Chardonnay with a good depth of those fresh melon and white peach fruit flavours. There’s a light fresh acidity that adds width and depth to the palate and accentuates the long finish. The oak adds complexity and structure to the palate. It is well weighted; its natural fruitiness being balanced by the acid and it has great persistence of flavour. Just 15% went through malolactic fermentation so there’s some light butterscotchy flavours which add complexity to the palate. This wine is excellent drinking now and would be a great match with most foods; it will also handle a couple of year’s bottle age. Serve lightly chilled. Bottled Dec 2019"