2018 Broadway Chardonnay
Vendor Evans & Tate

2018 Broadway Chardonnay

Regular price: $29.00
Club price: $23.00
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Tasting Notes

colour

Brilliant condition. Pale straw in colour with a fresh green rim.

aroma

The wild barrel ferment on solids adds savoury aromatics such as wild herbs and toasty-flinty notes.

palate

Flavours of rockmelon, pear and citrus drive the palate with layers of complexity providing the thumb print of the Evans & Tate house style. Extended maturation in barrel has also contributed malt flavours, textural complexity and beautiful integration. 

cellaring

Delicious now, or enjoy for up to six years from vintage. 

Technical


vintage 

A prolonged cool and wet growing season meant the vines were lush and healthy heading into ripening. This resulted in later maturity and harvest dates accentuated by the cool and wet ripening months, with February and March providing the coolest and wettest conditions experienced in the region for more than 15 years. These conditions produced highly aromatic whites with very low phenolic levels and high natural acidity. 

winemaking

The term Broadway comes from the name given by our winemakers to the popular stretch of Caves Road along which our Chardonnay vineyards are dotted. These strategically located vineyard locations capture the array of northern, southern and central flavours and characters of the Chardonnay varietal to make a style that truly captures the essence of Chardonnay from Margaret River.

The fruit was selectively handpicked when each block achieved optimum flavour intensity and acid levels. The cold fruit was whole bunch pressed with no pressings juice used in the blend. This gentle handling is critical to produce our unique Chardonnay style. The wine underwent wild fermentation in 20% new French oak barriques and puncheons. Because of the nature of the 2018 vintage, 15% of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation to achieve balance and texture. All batches remained on yeast lees for 14 months with regular stirring. Select barrels were then blended and the final blend was filtered once prior to bottling and maturation.

region

Margaret River

variety

Chardonnay 

analysis

  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • pH: 3.28
  • Acidity (TA): 7.95 g/L

Food Pairings

Delicious with a seafood linguine. 

Awards

margaret river wine show 2020

Reviews

halliday wine companion 2021 

This kicks some goals. It's ripped with tropical fruit, but then it's flinty to finish. Both generous and well honed. There's a subtle creaminess to the texture and a fresh-faced burst to the finish.

93 Points 93

 


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