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Today the two finest chardonnays in the region are Pierro and Leeuwin Estate. Seeing as Margaret River is indisputably Australia's premier Chardonnay producing region, this is a major honour.
During the last two decades the two wineries have received praise and accolades from around the world for their consistently outstanding efforts with the variety.
Innovation and location have been the key factors in developing the quality of the Pierro chardonnay.
There is much about the winemaking process that is traditional at Pierro: the wine is barrel fermented in French barriques; a hundred per cent goes through the malolactic fermentation and has regular lees stirring (battonage) during its 12 month oak maturation.
This is a white of great finesse yet impressive power, tight structure yet generosity of flavour; ripe melony, peachy characters yet noticeable restraint and subtlety; an unctuous mouth-feel yet with taut, fine acidity on the finish.
Indeed, it is a fitting ambassador for Margaret River wine and the on-going quest for ever greater quality at Pierro.
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