2019 Limited Release Chardonnay
Vendor Millbrook

2019 Limited Release Chardonnay

Regular price: $50.00
Club price: $47.50
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Tasting Notes

colour

Pale gold in colour.

aroma

White nectarine and grapefruit nuances are evident with supportive spicy new French oak.

palate

Dry, crisp acidity with nectarine, white peach and grapefruit flavours. The wine has intensity, power and richness with a vanillin oak finish – wonderful line and length.

cellaring

Drink now or cellar for 5–10 years. 

Technical

Vintage

The 2019 growing season in Western Australia was both mild and atypically late, allowing for optimum ripeness to be achieved in this Chardonnay while retaining fresh, vibrant natural acid and varietal fruit flavours. The fruit was sourced from the Talisman vineyard in the Geographe region and was handpicked in the cool of the night.

Winemaking 

The fruit was sourced from both the 52 Stones Vineyard in Ferguson Valley and our 30-year-old Smithbrook vineyard in Pemberton. Handpicked and chilled before being whole bunched pressed directly to new and one-year-old French barriques for wild fermentation.

After fermentation, the barrels were topped then stirred monthly. After six in oak, the wine was then bottled in December 2018.

region

Geographe

Pemberton

variety

Chardonnay 

analysis

  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • pH: 3.31
  • TA:  7.5 g/L

Food Pairings

Grilled crayfish with garlic butter and baby carrots.

Awards

Perth Hills Wine Show 2019

Geographe and WA Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2019

Reviews

halliday wine companion 2020

Hand-picked from the 52 Stones Vineyard in the Ferguson Valley, chilled, whole-bunch pressed, wild-fermented, 100% mlf, matured in French oak (70% new). Very intense and long, the mlf certainly needed to soften the acidity to the level needed. A very classy wine with a lengthy future.

95 Points 95
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