Chardonnay 2021

Winemaking Notes

A mild growing season associated with moderate crop led to slow and even ripening during harvest 2021, preserving good acidity and balance while intensifying the varietal characters.
For our 2021 vintage of this blend, we chose fruit from the heart of northern Margaret River: a Gin Gin selection from our original Miamup property (harvested 19/2/2021) and a blend of 4 traditional Burgundy clones field blended on harvest day (on 24/2/2021) to maximize the complexity of aromas.

Harvest was completed during the cool hours of the night, to allow a few hours of skin contact for texture and fruit intensity. The fruit was then gently pressed and fermented with a good amount of its solids. The wine was fermented in French oak- about 20% new- then matured the on its yeast lees for 6 months with limited stirring (battonage) to further enhance its creamy texture. No malolactic fermentation was used in 2021 to showcase the purity of the ripe fruit characters and retain the wine’s long fine acidity.

Nose

Emanating fresh, crisp notes of lemon, guava, nectarine and melons, complemented by cashew nuts

Palate

Lovely notes of nectarine and honeydew melons, with the crisp acidity of lemons, providing a lingering length of fruit and integrated oak characteristics of cashew nut and nougat.

Food Pairing

Soy glazed salmon fillet served with broccoli and steamed rice, or stir-fry crunchy asian greens.

Allergens

Contains Sulphites. Fined with the aid of fish and skim milk products. Traces may remain.

Alcohol Percentage

Other

Appellation: Margaret River
Varietals: Chardonnay
Appearance: Pale green with a straw tinge
Closure: Screw Cap
Cellaring: 3 years.
Oak: 3 months