Pale gold in colour.
White nectarine and grapefruit nuances are evident with supportive spicy new French oak.
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.
Drink now or cellar for 5–10 years.
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. Fruit was sourced from the Talisman vineyard in the Geographe region and was handpicked in the cool of the night.
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 and stirred monthly. After six months in oak, the wine was then bottled in December 2019.
- Alcohol: 14.0%
- pH: 3.31
- TA: 7.5 g/L
Grilled crayfish with garlic butter and baby carrots.
Perth Hills Wine Show 2019
Geographe and WA Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2019
Australian & New Zealand Boutique Wine Show 2020
Decanter World Wine Awards 2021
James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2023
Luscious, opulent chardonnay that rolls around the mouth dispensing its peach and fig fruit wherever it goes. But it's not fleshy, and carries its alcohol without protest.
Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide 2021
A slightly less intense year than both 2018 and 2020, but instead you have a delightfully delicate and refined chardonnay displaying so much that's to like. Light roasted cashew and grapefruit with nectarine notes on the nose. The palate shows that slight struck-match complexity cutting through the fleshier nectarine and spicy peach. A lovely wine.
Erin Larkin, Halliday Wine Companion 2021
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