Willow Bridge `Dragon Fly` Chardonnay 2013 (12 x 750mL), Geographe, WA.

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$202.80 per case
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Overview

This Dragonfly Chardonnay is designed to capture the essence of this noble variety when grown in suitable sites and without showing excessive influence from oak or the winemaker. Approximately half of the wine was pressed directly to and naturally fermented in second fill Burgundian coopered French oak barrels. The rest saw no oak at all, being cool fermented to dryness in stainless steel tanks. After settling for three months on yeast lees, the blend was assembled and bottled without further ado. Crisp and refreshing in style, it aims to highlight the classic white-fleshed stonefruit, almond blossom and citrussy characters of the variety, without the heaviness imparted by new oak, malolactic fermentation and other winemaking techniques, nor the accompanying need for time to reach a drinkable maturity.

Region:
WA - Other Western Australian
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw with lime edges.

Aroma

White flowers dominate at this young stage, with some musk and plenty of classic citrus and stonefruit there also. Hints of spice and seaspray lurk in the background.

Palate

Medium bodied, with a fine oatmeal texture. White fleshed stone fruits with light fresh cream are followed by hints of ginger and spice with a twist of citrus acidity on the finish.

Cellaring

It is made to be enjoyed whilst young and fresh, yet will reward a few years in the cellar for those who appreciate the characters which come with maturity.

Vintage
2013
Region
WA - Other Western Australian
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12.8%

Winery Profile

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Willow Bridge Estate is family owned and operated by principals Jeff and Vicki Dewar, who bought the picturesque 180-hectare hillside property in 1996 after an exhaustive search of the state for the ideal vineyard site from which to realize their shared vision of producing world class wines which are both opulent and accessible. The estate is located in a hidden jewel of an area known as the Ferguson Valley which, at that time, was home to only a few small vineyards. Immediately planting 60 hectares of vines and then building a state of the art winery (the first winery in the area) in time for their first vintage in 2000, established Willow Bridge as the pioneering estate of the area and demonstrated the family’s confidence in the property and resolve to see their vision become reality.

From the release of their very first wines, their efforts were quickly rewarded with critical acclaim, wine show success and most importantly, glowing feedback from wine lovers.

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