The Smithbrook Estate range, with its excellent regional focus, is made from low-yielding estate-grown fruit which consistently surprises and evolves. These award-winning wines, which display individual varietal characteristics, represent value and quality.
- WA - Pemberton
- Western Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale gold with lime hues.
This Chardonnay displays intense citrus fruits with hints of French oak.
A medium- bodied wine displaying complex citrus characters and a tight acid structure. This wine has a strong and lingering finish.
The 2011 vintage was dryer than normal with consistent and warm daytime temperatures. There was good heat summation during the days and cool night time temperatures. This weather facilitated strong flavour development and no acid addition required as the natural acidity was excellent.
The `hand harvest` was earlier than normal, in late February and was picked from the twenty two year old hill top Chardonnay block - one of the oldest in Pemberton. This wine was subjected to battonage for two months, giving it stickiness and a full body on mouth. Finally, it has been fermented in both tank and French oak.