This new vintage of Deep Woods Reserve Chardonnay will be released in November 2018.
To be the first to know when it is available, join the Fogarty Rewards Club for FREE here >
You will also enjoy exclusive member pricing and a host of additional benefits.
In the meantime, the 2016 Reserve Chardonnay is drinking beautifully. Recently awarded an impressive 97 points by James Halliday in the latest Wine Companion, this fabulous white has also collected seven gold medals in national wine shows this year.
Mid-light straw with tinges of green.
Notes of fresh stone fruit and citrus blossom combine with warm straw, cedar spice and chipped oyster shell aromas.
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.
Optimum drinking within five to ten years of vintage.Download Tasting Notes
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.
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.