A cool climate and complex Chardonnay, which has been barrel fermented in French oak, 40% of which was new. Complexity was enhanced by natural ferment, high solids during fermentation and leaving the wine on yeast lees in barrel for 10 months
- WA - Other Western Australian
- Western Australia
Bright straw-green; the fragrant bouquet promises precisely what is delivered by the palate, a vividly flavoured wine with grapefruit, apple and white peach, then a vibrantly crisp finish, the 10 months in French oak not daring to interrupt the flow of the incisive, elegant palate. Rating 96 - Drink by 2020 James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (AUG/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
Straw coloured with green hues.
Fantastically complex and lively Chardonnay. White peach and nectarine fruit with citrus overtones are beautifully balanced by complex mealy and slight struck match notes and high quality French oak.
The complexity follows through to the palate, yet it is beautifully balanced. The fruit on the palate is pink grapefruit and nectarines. The French oak combines with the fruit characters and are underlined by beautiful texture and silkiness. This is all held together by citrus pith acidity and provides great structure and length.
A complex Chardonnay which will compliment a wide range of meals including pasta, white meats and game dishes.
Will continue to improve and develop complexity with age; cellar for 5 to 8 years.
Medals & Trophies
Gold Medal - Cowra Wine Show 2011