This wine exhibits lush nectarine, grapefruit and white peach characters. A hint of warm vanilla spice from oak ageing frames the nose.
The palate is clean and lively with tremendous depth of ripe stone-fruit flavour nuanced by toasty almond-meal notes. Bright citrus acidity and orange peel providing length and vibrancy to the finish.
This wine may be enjoyed on release but will find further complexity three to four years from vintage.
The 2021 vintage featured a growing season with a warm, dry summer providing the perfect conditions for hallmark flavour intensity. Cool evenings ensured fruit retained natural acidity, producing wines that are expressive and beautifully balanced.
The Hillside Chardonnay focuses on a selection of some of the coolest sites in the Margaret River region producing a wine with great varietal character while maintaining excellent vibrancy and freshness of acidity.
This wine was fermented in a combination of seasoned and new oak barrels, using only indigenous yeasts for a wild fermentation. With no fining or acid additions, this Chardonnay showcases Deep Woods’ dedication to site selection and pure varietal expression.
- Alcohol: 13.0%
- pH: 3.28
- TA: 6.60 g/L
Mediterranean grilled Octopus with a parsley and lemon dressing.
Royal Queensland Wine Awards 2022
Erin Larkin, Halliday Wine Companion 2023
Matured for 8 months in French oak (20% new). There is salted peach, some curry leaf and plenty of brine. The acidity is staunch, not uncommon in 2021, but it is met and matched by the precise fruit and vibrant flavours in the mouth. Exceptional value for money for $25.
Aaron Brasher, The Real Review
Aromas of nectarine, green melon, grapefruit, lemon and nuts. Crunchy, bright and driven by citrus, just-ripe stone fruit and tangy acidity. There’s plenty to like here, complex and layered, long and textured. Delicious and smart value