West Cape Howe `Old School` Chardonnay 2013 (12 x 750mL), Frankland, WA.

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$203.88 per case
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Overview

Fruit was harvested from individually selected blocks on our Russell Road vineyard in Frankland. The grapes were picked with a ripe fruit profile to create a style of Chardonnay rarely seen these days. Direct from the press, the juice was transferred into a selection of new and aged French oak barrels for fermentation. These barrels were monitored over the cool, 12 day fermentation period, to preserve delicate fruit flavours while enhancing the textural barrel characteristics. 50% of the barrels then underwent malolactic fermentation, while regular lees stirring occurred over the 8 month maturation period, further adding complexity and a textural mouthfeel.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep straw colour, with a pale green hue.

Aroma

An intense combination of cashew, butter, honeycomb and stone fruit characters.

Palate

Medium palate weight with a rich and creamy texture. Peach and nectarine fruit flavours are perfectly complimented by developed secondary characters of toasted nuts and honey with a persistent and flavoursome finish.

Cellaring Potential

5 years.

Vintage
2013
Region
WA - Frankland River
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.7%

Winery Profile

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Located in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, West Cape Howe is the most southerly point, rising some 250 metres above the Southern Ocean. It is thought that the first explorers to this coastline were Dutch seafarers in 1627 aboard their 'Fluyt' class vessel "Gulden Zeepaard" (Golden Seahorse).

The winery is named after this magnificent landmark to pay respect not only to the natural beauty of the region, but also in recognition of the extreme influence of the Southern Ocean on the area's viticulture. The rugged coastline is home to some stunning white beaches, sheltered coves and great rock climbing sites.

West Cape Howe Wines is owned by a partnership including Gavin Berry (until 2004, senior winemaker at Plantaganet), and viticulturist, Rob Quenby. It was founded in 1997 and soon became one of the fastest growing wine brands in Western Australia, now producing around 60,000 cases annually. Over time, it has acquired some of the oldest vineyard resources in the state, giving it unrivalled access to the best and most consistent quality fruit that the cool Great Southern wine region has to offer.

West Cape Howe's driving philosophy is to make delicious wines of harmony, balance, structure and flavour - wines that people love to drink.

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