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Deep Woods 2018 Estate Chardonnay awarded 93 points in Halliday Wine Companion 2020

2018 estate chardonnay

93 Points 93 93 Points 93

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colour

 Pale straw with flashes of green.

aroma

Bright notes of peach and nectarine balanced by layers of flint and struck match.  

palate

A wine with tremendous depth of ripe stone fruit flavours and vibrant natural acidity. A hint of oak-driven character adds length and structure.  

cellaring

This wine may be enjoyed on release but will find further complexity over three to six years from vintage.   

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vintage

2018 was a beautiful, mild vintage with very limited heat spikes during ripening. Chardonnay grapes were harvested in early to mid-February, which encouraged expressive aromas, concentrated flavours and lovely acid retention.

winemaking

The majority of the fruit for this wine was handpicked, with a proportion wild fermented in oak barrels, 20% of which were new, for three months. The remaining parcels of fruit were kept on lees, with wild fermentation occurring in stainless steel tanks. From there, 50% of the final blend underwent malolactic fermentation before bottling.

region

Margaret River 

variety

Chardonnay

analysis

  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • pH: 3.41 
  • Acidity (TA): 6.5 g/L

Crab ravioli with burnt butter and sage.

royal hobart wine show 2019

perth royal wine show 2019

david bicknell, halliday wine companion 2020

Effortless chardonnay, nothing forced. Grapefruit, nectarine, hints of flint and a whiff of smoke. Bright, clean long and linear. Subtle complexity with the fruit at its core, the wine growing as it sits in the glass. Will be better with additional bottle age.

93 Points 93

james suckling, jamessuckling.com

biggest australian wine tasting ever, june 2019

Very fresh and crisp with bright acidity and lemony fruit character. Medium body. Energetic finish. Drink now. Screw cap.

93 Points 93