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2018 single vineyard chardonnay

2018 single vineyard chardonnay

96 Points 96

$50.00

$45.00

colour

Very pale straw with a brilliant green hue.

aroma

Aromas of ripe citrus highlighted by flinty minerality.

palate

Fine and tight with exceptional vibrant natural acidity. Persistent length draws out flavours of ripe white stone fruit and complex oak-driven characters increase structure and depth.

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. Chardonnay grapes were harvested in early-to-mid February which encouraged expressive aromas, concentrated flavours and lovely acid retention.

winemaking

The grapes were hand-picked then left overnight in a cool room set to zero degrees. The following day, the fruit was whole bunch pressed, with minimal spins, on a long cycle, to avoid unwanted, ‘tougher’ phenolics. The juice was then moved straight to oak for wild ferment in both puncheons and hogsheads, 35% of which were new. The wine did not undergo any malolactic fermentation. Battonage was used sparingly and frequency was dependent on the individual parcel of wine.

region

Margaret River

variety

Chardonnay 

analysis

  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • pH: 3.29
  • Acidity (TA):  6.9g/L

decanter world wine awards 2019

perth royal wine awards

halliday wine companion 2020

Spot on, pristine, Margaret River chardonnay of complexity and verve. All the good things - yeasty complexity, white flowers, nectarine, flint, grapefruit all bound by a long fine acidity. Good precocious drinking now, but will vastly better with several years of bottle age.

96 Points 96