An array of fruit and barrel ferment characters give an instant invitation to this complex result of two great vineyards. The richness of Wilyabrup is interwoven with the finesse of the Higher Plane vineyard in Forest Grove, south of Margaret River.
- WA - Margaret River
- Western Australia
Composed of 60% Mendoza and 40% Dijon 95 clones, whole bunch-pressed directly to barrel for free range (wild) yeast fermentation and 2 months lees stirring; spent 11 months in new French barriques and puncheons (40% new). A very elegant and fresh chardonnay, with grapefruit and nectarine fruit, crisp lemony acidity giving length to the finish. Rating 94 - Drink by 2022, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2014)
Winery Tasting Notes
The palate is restrained and suggests white nectarine and just ripe buerre bosc pears with long, lingering flavours resulting from a subtle combination of lees- stirring, partial malolactic ferment and fine oak spice.
This wine will cellar well for up to 10 years.