The Chenin Blanc grape hails from the cool Loire Valley in northwest France where it is known for its high acidity which often requires significant levels of residual sugar to keep the wines in balance. This high natural acidity has allowed the variety to make a well balanced drier style from the warmer viticultural regions of Western Australia which was often previously labelled 'White Burgundy'. At Willow Bridge, we adopt a very simple winemaking approach, fermenting clear juice in stainless steel tanks and stopping the ferment just before dryness to leave a hint of sugar to balance the wine. Early bottling with some of the carbon dioxide gas produced during fermentation still in the wine captures this clean and refreshing style highlighting the abundant natural fruits and florals of the variety.
- WA - Other Western Australian
- Western Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale straw with green edges.
Honeysuckle and musk over sweet green apples.
More fruits come through - Bosc pears, quince and sweet nectar. It has a fairly rich and creamy mouthfeel, particularly for its young age. The finish has a twist of blood-orange acidity.
It's made to be enjoyed in its pretty youth, but Chenin does age well.