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Deep Woods 2017 Reserve Chardonnay

Deep Woods 2017 Reserve Chardonnay

2017 reserve chardonnay

94 Points 94

$50.00

colour

Mid-light straw with tinges of green.

aroma

Notes of fresh stone fruit and citrus blossom combine with warm straw, cedar spice and chipped oyster shell aromas.

palate

This wine displays a pure and elegant palate of white stone fruit, lime zest and blossom. A fine acid backbone combines with juicy phenolic structure to produce a wine of depth, power, and complexity.

cellaring

Optimum drinking within five to ten years of vintage.

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vintage

The 2017 growing season was by most measures, an excellent vintage. A long, cool season yielded wines with intense and pure natural acidity. The vintage was, however, punctuated by an unseasonably wet and cold February. Careful canopy management by the viticultural team was needed to ensure that outstanding fruit quality was retained.

winemaking

This wine is an assemblage of two central Wilyabrup vineyards with a small amount of fruit from the Karridale area. The fruit was hand-picked and then chilled to maintain pristine condition. A minimalist approach in the winery included whole-bunch pressing, wild fermentation and sparing lees stirring in a mixture of new and seasoned French oak. The individual parcels were kept separate and aged on lees for 9 months until the final wine was blended for bottling.

The 2017 Reserve Chardonnay is the sixth vintage of what the Deep Woods winemaking team see as the ‘rebirth’ of this wine, and has become one of the most sought after wines from Deep Woods Estate.

region

Margaret River

variety

Chardonnay 

analysis

  • Alcohol: 13.1%
  • pH: 3.19
  • Acidity (TA): 7.12 g/L

royal adelaide wine show 2018

best chardonnay

most outstanding white wine

margaret river wine show 2018

perth royal wine awards 2018

royal hobart wine show 2018

sydney royal wine show 2018

halliday chardonnay challenge 2018

wine show of western australia 2018

the wine front

october 2018

Stylish wine with all the buttons done up, laces tied, tie knotted perfectly - that kind of wine. Light struck match, lime, white peach, nougat and spice. Light to medium-bodied, flinty and fine, gentle flavour, no great depth or concentration, but what's there glides through the mouth most charmingly. 

94 Points 94