Juniper Estate Chardonnay 2012 (12 x 750mL), Margaret River, WA.

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Overview

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.

Region:
WA - Margaret River
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

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.

Cellaring

This wine will cellar well for up to 10 years.

Vintage
2012
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12.5%

Winery Profile

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Juniper Estate is a producer of premium wines in Wilyabrup, the heart of the Margaret River winegrowing area. It is one of the oldest vineyards in the area. No sub-region has been historically more important in the success of Margaret River than Wilyabrup, where the first vineyards were planted and wineries built and which continues to be home to a disproportionately large number of famous, usually small, vineyards.

Winemaker

Mark Messenger has been the Winemaker at Juniper Estate since 1998. He has responsibility for production of all Juniper wines and is supported by an experienced team in the winery and the vineyard. Mark was Assistant Winemaker at Cape Mentelle, in Margaret River, from 1990 to 1998. Mark’s experience lies in producing premium Margaret River wines, using the best quality grapes, oak and other materials, and that is his mission at Juniper Estate.

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