2021 Single Vineyard Chardonnay
2021 Single Vineyard Chardonnay
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Vendor Deep Woods

2021 Single Vineyard Chardonnay

Regular price: $50.00
Club price: $45.00
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Why you'll love this wine

The Deep Woods Single Vineyard Chardonnay is one of the most sought-after Chardonnay wines in Margaret River. Produced in extremely limited quantities from a small, single vineyard in Karridale, this well-known wine usually sells out within a few months of release.

With two Gold Medals and 95 Points in the Halliday Wine Companion 2023, the 2021 vintage is yet again an award-winning example of ultra-premium Deep Woods Single Vineyard Chardonnay. 

Bursting with juicy citrus, savoury fennel and rich, decadent pie crust this is a Margaret River Chardonnay that you are unlikely to forget. As Erin Larkin of the Halliday Wine Companion said, "this provides a startlingly clear view of the 'other' style of chardonnay that Margaret River does so well."

Tasting Notes

colour

Pale gold with a light green rim.

aroma

This wine brims with delicious, nutty pastry crust aromas which mingle with lifted white peach and orange blossom perfume.

palate

This is a textural wine with a vibrant, linear acidity. Juicy lemon and lime citrus fruit, fennel frond and savoury oak-driven complexities create an elegant, yet energetic wine with a long, tangy finish.

cellaring

This wine may be enjoyed on release but will reward careful cellaring for three to six years.

Technical

winemaking

The 2021 vintage was a very good Chardonnay season, with a warm summer and timely rainfall to provide excellent conditions for flavour ripeness whilst retaining natural acidity.

Fruit was hand-picked from a small vineyard site in Karridale and left overnight in a cool room. The following day the fruit was whole bunch pressed on a long, gentle cycle to avoid unwanted phenolics. The juice was then racked straight to oak hogshead and puncheons for wild fermentation. The oak regime used was 30% new. This wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation and bâttonage was only used when necessary.

region

Margaret River

variety

Chardonnay 

analysis

  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • pH: 3.04
  • Acidity (TA):  7.50 g/L

Food Pairings

Crispy skin pork belly with polenta and Asian slaw, coriander and chilli.

Awards

Royal Queensland Wine Awards 2022

 

James Halliday Australian Chardonnay & Cabernet Challenge 2022

Reviews

Erin Larkin, Halliday Wine Companion 2023

Fruit from Karridale. Hand picked, whole-bunch pressed, wild ferment, very minimal bâttonage, matured on lees for 9 months in a combination of new and seasoned French oak. A cool vintage, coupled with the southern growing area of Karridale, has imbued this wine with laser acidity and precise drive in the mouth. With citrus, red apples, white peach, creamy cashews and loads of brine (with some apricot squares through the finish) this provides a startlingly clear view of the 'other' style of chardonnay that Margaret River does so well. Harnessed volume is converted into superfine layers of taut fruit. It's concentrated, but it's also glass-like, with shards of acidity and chalky phenolics. Very cool.

95 Points 95

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