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Deep Woods Estate Chardonnay

2016 Estate Chardonnay

2016 Estate Chardonnay

92 Points 92 92 Points 92 94 Points 94

$20.00

$18.00

Colour

Pale straw with green tinges.

Aroma

The wine exhibits lifted nectarine and white blossom characters underpinned with complex notes of flint and gun smoke.

Palate

The palate is alive with vibrant natural acidity which is expansive and powerful. It is nuanced with tremendous depth of ripe stone-fruit flavour. A hint of oak-driven character further increases structure and length.

Cellaring

This wine may be enjoyed on release but will find further complexity over the next 2–3 years.

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Vintage

The 2016 vintage in Margaret River yielded elegant wines with pristine natural acidity and archetypal varietal purity. The fruit for this wine came from select vineyards across the region, a large component of which was hand-picked. The fruit was whole bunch pressed directly to two-and three-year-old French oak barrels with each of the parcels kept separate before blending. The wine was allowed to ferment “wild” using indigenous yeasts and subsequently matured on lees for 6–8 months depending on the parcel. Little or no malolactic fermentation occurred. This Chardonnay is fresh, fulfilling, uncompromised and made true to the Deep Woods Estate ‘house style’.

Region

Margaret River 100%

Variety

Chardonnay 100%

Analysis

  • Alc Vol: 13.0%
  • TA: 7.1g/L
  • pH: 3.33

Crab ravioli with burnt butter and sage.

The West Australian Wine Guide 2018

Very sophisticated Chardonnay at this price point. It's wild yeast fermented and left on lees for six months. Minerally with a subtle citrus and lanolin character. Deeper stone fruit threads through to a tight dry minerally finish. Classy wine. Cellar: 4 years. 

94 Points 94

Halliday Wine Companion 2018

92 Points 92

Halliday Chardonnay Challenge 2017

92 Points 92

Sydney Royal Wine Show 2017